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Jeremiah: D.J. Humphries could be first-round pick

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Offensive tackle D.J. Humphries decided to leave Florida and enter the NFL draft.

Add Florida offensive lineman D.J. Humphries to the cast of draft prospects with first-round potential.

The Gators' left tackle, who filed for early draft eligibility last month as a junior, has caught the eye of NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah:

Humphries (6-5, 295 pounds) faced a couple of the top pass rushers in the SEC in those games, in Georgia's Leonard Floyd and LSU's Danielle Hunter. Hunter also has entered the draft early. As Jeremiah noted, however, Ray had a field day against UF on Oct. 18, recording two sacks, a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry as Missouri won 42-13. There was no shame in struggling against Ray this season, however. He won the SEC Defensive Player of the Year award with 14.5 sacks, and is a consensus top-10 pick in the initial mock drafts of Jeremiah and analysts Bucky Brooks and Lance Zierlein.


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Humphries (6-5, 295 pounds) faced a couple of the top pass rushers in the SEC in those games, in Georgia's Leonard Floyd and LSU's Danielle Hunter. Hunter also has entered the draft early. As Jeremiah noted, however, Ray had a field day against UF on Oct. 18, recording two sacks, a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry as Missouri won 42-13. There was no shame in struggling against Ray this season, however. He won the SEC Defensive Player of the Year award with 14.5 sacks, and is a consensus top-10 pick in the initial mock drafts of Jeremiah and analysts Bucky Brooks and Lance Zierlein.

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter @ChaseGoodbread.

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