Kansas City Chiefs rookie C Creed Humphrey named to PFF All-Pro squad

An outstanding rookie season culminated with the appointment of Kansas City Chiefs rookie center Creed Humphrey to Pro Football Focus’s All-Pro squad. The honor comes after a rookie season where Humphrey has ranked among the best in his role, proving himself to be one of the best offensive linemen in the NFL.

During the regular season, Humphrey was only penalized four times for detention, with three of those penalties being denied or offset by defensive infractions. His tenacious blocking was enough for him to be ranked the best cross in the entire league, especially in the running game where he finished the year with the highest score of all in his position.

Other players named to the prestigious list included Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor and San Francisco 49ers left tackle Trent Williams. Humphrey’s selection to the All-Pro squad was the Chiefs’ only entry on the offensive end of the ball, and defensive tackle Chris Jones managed to squeeze into the second team on defense. Humphrey, however, was the only offensive rookie to win first-team All-Pro honors for PFF this season.

When Brett Veach called for the selection of the Oklahoma rookie last April, no one could expect the selection to pay off so early in their career. Although Humphrey was an accomplished lineman in college, he ended up being the third center selected in the 2021 draft after the Philadelphia Eagles took on London Dickerson with the 37th pick and the Green Bay Packers won. picked Josh Meyers a pick before the Chiefs.

All-Pro honors won’t mean much if Kansas City doesn’t do a deep run in the playoffs, but the addition of Humphrey to the NFL’s top talent list leaves no doubt that he is a legitimate talent at the professional level. To make such a list as a rookie is a truly impressive feat, and if PFF is to live up to its reputation as a top-tier analytics tool, it could mean that Humphrey will be a force inside the line. Chiefs offensive for years. to come.

Comments are closed.