The Kansas City Chiefs are hosting the annual rookie camp this weekend, allowing the team to get their hands to get on the 2021 draft class for the first time. That includes second-round offensive lineman Creed Humphrey, who likes what he sees so far.
“I’m excited about the playbook,” Humphrey explained to reporters via Zoom on Friday. “There’s a lot of stuff I like, great run schemes, great passing plays, I’m excited to dive into it deep and really get everything down.”
Humphrey is used to playing in a creative, dynamic offensive scheme: At Oklahoma, Humphrey started three seasons in some of the country’s most prolific offenses. He snapped to Heisman Trophy winner and quarterback Kyler Murray in 2018, and that offense has put up more than 42 points per game each of the last two seasons.
When prompted, Humphrey felt like there was some level of commonality in the two dynamic offenses.
“There are definitely some similarities and there are definitely differences,” he explained. “It’s been fun getting in there and learning the playbook; I’m ready to keep learning it and getting everything down to a tee.”
Rookie camp is where Humphrey can make his first on-the-field impression on the coaching staff. He’s taking that opportunity seriously and wants to make sure they know at least one trait of his.
“I’m coachable,” Humphrey emphasized. “I’m going to take coaching well, I’m going to work my butt off, making sure I’m doing all the right things, showing them that I’m a loyal guy, a team-first guy.”
As for what position the experienced center will play, he won’t pin himself down at one spot. Right now, he’s ready to slot in at any of the five offensive line positions.
“I just got here, so I’ll be trying out different spots,” Humphrey said. “I’m just ready to come in and compete, whether it be center, guard, or tackle, I’m coming in here to compete and that’s all I know.”
Of course, the big fella has had some Kansas City barbecue since arriving. He’s only been to two spots — but it’s hard to argue against the two places he picked out.
“I had Jack Stack and Arthur Bryant’s so far,” Humphrey revealed. “They were both top-notch, they were both really good. I couldn’t pick a favorite right now.”
Riding the fence is probably smart on the rookie’s part. Fortunately, his four-year rookie deal allows plenty of time for him to try other barbecue joints — and if things go well, he may have an extension of time to enjoy Kansas City’s delicacy.