6 guards the Vikings could select in the 2021 NFL Draft

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Creed Humphrey (Oklahoma)


Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 312 pounds

After cracking the starting lineup as a redshirt freshman, Humphrey has racked up 2,488 career snaps at center. While that would suggest that he’s likely to remain at the position, he has some qualities that would be better suited for putting him at guard.

Humphrey was one of the top offensive linemen in the country, allowing just 22 pressures between the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Those numbers are impressive but could have been aided by playing with Kyler Murray and Jalen Hurts, who made opposing teams think twice about rushing the passer with their ability to create.

Humphrey’s athleticism leaves something to be desired as well. His 3-cone drill graded in the 70th percentile of this year’s class but his 112-inch broad jump shows that he has the power to make an impact in the running game.

Like Dickerson, Humphrey would be learning a new position on the fly in Minnesota. Although the Vikings may be gunshy after the last Sooner they drafted to play guard didn’t pan out, Humphrey is a solid prospect that could provide an upgrade.