D.J. Humphries is one of the best offensive tackle prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft class. Humphries is a big 6-5 307 pound man with quick and well trained feet. His power and size mixed with his athletic ability and footwork make him a very intriguing draft prospect.
Humphries draft stock has been on the rise since the 2015 NFL Combine. He had a 5.12 second 40 yard dash, which is good for a tackle. Humphries does a good job sinking his hips and halting bull rushers. He has a very strong punch and is a very aggressive player.
GMENHQ Big Board Ranking: 45th Overall Prospect
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- Has the physical tool set: ideal size, long arms, good strength
- Great kick-slide: Hard to beat off the edge because of solid technique
- Quick feet
- High football IQ: Not easily fooled by stunts
- Aggressive run blocker
- Handles bull rush like a brick wall
- Humphries can be over aggressive (Not the worst problem for an offensive lineman)
- Leans and lunges as a run blocker: This is a big no-no as it gets him unbalanced and takes away his leverage.
There are some things for Humphries to work on but he is a very solid prospect. He came from Florida, which means he had to block the best pass rushers in the SEC. He handled his own against Shane Ray and Alvin Dupree, who could be top 25 draft picks. Humphries is battle tested and tough as nails.
The New York Giants should really consider drafting Humphries. He may have the most upside of any offensive tackle in this draft class, though he needs to develop some aspects of his game.