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Davis: NFL teams would be foolish to pass on D.J. Humphries

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It's April Fools' Day, and that means we're less than a month away from the 2015 NFL Draft.

With that in mind, which prospects would teams be foolish to pass on this year? NFL Network's "Path to the Draft" crew discussed that subject on Wednesday and -- no fooling around -- explained why teams will be kicking themselves if they pass up certain players, including Florida offensive lineman D.J. Humphries.

"This kid is a heck of a football player," said NFL Media analyst Charles Davis. "Watch his feet. Watch what he does. Watch his potential. I'm also going to liken him to (New York Jets offensive tackle) D'Brickashaw Ferguson in terms of body type. When he gets into the weight room and fills out, he's going to be a heck of a football player. I'd be afraid to pass on him."


» Davis' 2015 NFL Draft rankings by position


Humphries has been shooting up draft boards ever since he alleviated concerns about whether he was too light, weighing in at a solid 307 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine in February. A former top recruit who played extensively from the moment he arrived on Florida's campus, Humphries has plenty of potential at the next level and it's not hard to see why Davis thinks he's one of the best at his position in this draft.

Fellow NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah went in a different direction with his pick for a player teams will regret bypassing.

"I'm going to go small school, outside of the first round, in Quinten Rollins out of Miami of Ohio," Jeremiah said. "He's only played (football) one year. He's a basketball player who only became the defensive player of the year in his conference (MAC). He picked off a ton of passes and he's very instinctive.

"Don't talk yourself out of it just because this kid hasn't played a lot of football."

Rollins performed well at the Senior Bowl in January and has continued to see his stock soar this offseason. He's even being mentioned as a potential second-round pick despite his lack of football experience. The defensive back played corner during his one season of football in college, but many analysts believe he would be a natural to slide over to safety in the NFL.


» Jeremiah's updated top 50 draft prospect rankings


Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff and Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper were also mentioned by NFL Media's Heath Evans as players teams would be foolish to pass up, given their consistency in the college ranks.

You can follow Bryan Fischer on Twitter at @BryanDFischer.

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