The Kansas City Chiefs will have two Oklahoma Sooners on their offensive line in 2021, and you might be able to credit one for the other. Andy Reid revealed to reporters that new LT Orlando Brown Jr. recommended the Chiefs take a closer look at Creed Humphrey ahead of the draft.
Reid told reporters, “Orlando (Brown Jr.) told us to go get Creed (Humphrey) when he was here. He says, ‘There’s a good one at Oklahoma that you need to take a peak at.’ We already had our eye on him. But that was neat for Orlando to put it out to us that way.”
However, the Chiefs were already interested and eventually selected Creed Humphrey with the No. 63 overall pick on Friday.
Brown Jr. and Humphrey never technically played together on the offensive line, but they were with the OU football program at the same time. When Brown Jr. was a redshirt Junior, Humphrey was taking a redshirt year.
Humphrey talked about learning from Brown from afar about leadership and working hard every day, saying, “Just the mentality that he has every day that he carries. He’s a guy that’s going to go in there, do the work that’s necessary to get at the next level that he wants to be at. When I got to OU that’s something that I admired right away from when I met him. Seeing him go in, work as hard as he can every single day, work hard in the weight room, during training, during position drills and when we were doing stuff on our own. Just seeing him do that and the mentality that he has. He’s such a mean player on the field too, that’s something I’ve always admired about him and something I’ve always tried to copy my game after.”
Humphrey went on to add “I’m so excited. You know, I’m really close with Orlando, he’s helped me a lot, he’s mentored me a lot during my time at OU. You know, just being able to be on a team with him, I’m really excited about it and to be able to join such a great organization. I’m so excited, I can’t wait.”
Now, these two former college teammates are reunited and are tasked with one of the most important jobs in the NFL: protecting Patrick Mahomes and helping the Chiefs win another Super Bowl.