The folks at Pro Football Focus published their annual "Top 25 Players Under 25" list earlier this week, and after compiling one of the best seasons by a rookie offensive lineman in recent memory, Kansas City Chiefs' center Creed Humphrey landed on the list.
Humphrey was nothing short of phenomenal during his rookie campaign, starting every game while earning the best PFF grade of any center in the NFL since 2017. It was simply a remarkable season for Humphrey, who checked in at No. 16 in PFF's rankings.
Here's what they had to say about the Chiefs' star center, who was one of just seven rookies from last season to make the list.
"Humphrey's rookie campaign was sensational. He played the most snaps of any rookie offensive lineman (1,184) and notched the best grade, too (91.4). In fact, his elite overall grade was fourth-highest for all offensive linemen and first among all centers. He and fellow rookie Trey Smith were a big reason the Kansas City Chiefs' offensive line was as improved as it was in 2021."
It's just another accolade for Humphrey, who was named the 2021 Rookie of the Year by the Senior Bowl last month. Additionally, ESPN made Humphrey the No. 20 overall selection in their recent "re-draft" of the 2021 class.
It's safe to say that Humphrey was one of the steals of the entire draft last year, and at only 22 years old, he's only scratching the surface of his potential.