According to the Denver Posts Mike Klis, the Denver Broncos have met with Florida offensive tackle D.J. Humphries and Oklahoma defensive tackle Jordan Phillips.
We already knew about defensive tackle Jordan Phillips visiting the Broncos. The massive Phillips appeared on SiriusXM NFL Radio last week and said that the Broncos have conducted a pre-draft visit with him.
Phillips is a massive defensive tackle who could fill the middle of Wade Phillip's 3-4 defense. He's listed at 6'5", 329lbs, and probably will get bigger down the road.
He's a talented defensive tackle but does come with some injury concerns.
Florida's D.J. Humphries continues the run on top rated offensive tackles visiting Dove Valley. In the recent weeks T.J. Clemmings, Andrus Peat, Cedric Ogbuehi and Ty Sambrailo have visited with the Denver Broncos. They have also been connected to LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins. So it's safe to say that the Broncos are covering all their bases when it comes to the offensive tackle position.
Humphries is a 6'5", 307lb offensive lineman from Florida University. He has the athleticism and foot speed to fit well into Gary Kubiak's offensive scheme. If drafted by the Broncos, he would start out at right tackle, but could move over to left tackle down the road. Humphries is expected to go in the mid to late first round of next week's NFL Draft.
- Athleticism: He looks and moves like a tight end playing offensive tackle.
- Good frame: Has broad shoulders, long arms and a trim middle. Could gain another 10-15 pounds to fill out his frame.
- He is quick off the line, shows impressive balance, and lateral agility.
- Has the athleticism to get to the second level quickly.
- Has flexible knees and hips which helps him gain leverage in the run game.
- Has very good foot quickness.
- Takes smart angles on defenders.
- Tough in the trenches. He plays angry and cranky throughout the game. Gives his all every snap.
- Too often is caught leaning and lunging
- Sometimes plays a little too aggressive which affects his fundamentals.
- Needs to work on his hand placement.
- Injuries. Has missed seven total games the past two years because of ankle and knee injuries.
- He did struggle to consistently lock up his defenders and it resulted in pressure from opposing front sevens.
- Weight. Played a little light(280's) in college. He did show up at 300+ at the combine but can he keep that weight on?