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    Left tackle D.J. Humphries was selected in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. / Gator Country photo by David Bowie

2015 NFL Draft:
Arizona selects D.J. Humphries

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Written by Nick de la Torre, April 30, 2015, 1 Comment,
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D.J. Humphries became the second Florida Gators player selected in the 2015 NFL Draft when the Arizona Cardinals selected him with the 24th  overall pick in the first round.

Humphries came to Gainesville as the No. 2 rated player in the country and the No. 1 overall offensive lineman. Humphries got into the mix early, appearing in all 12 games as a freshman including three starts.

Following his promising freshman season, Humphries career was derailed by injury. As a sophomore Humphries only played in seven games, making six starts, before a knee injury ended his season. As a junior, Humphries was sidelined for two games with another injury.

Standing at 6-5, 308 pounds, Humphries has all of the measurables that NFL teams look for in a franchise left tackle. Humphries never cracked the 300-pound mark at Florida but was able to get there and stay there with a 5,000-calorie a day diet since he declared for the draft.

Humphries’ tape at Florida is a mixed bag but if he can keep his weight up he has all the potential to become a legitimate starter in the NFL for the Panthers.

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A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC

  1. desertgatorsMay 1, 2015, 4:38 pm

    I believe that the Arizona Football team are the Cardinals and not the Panthers… I am just happy that we have a Gator in the Desert!

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D.J. Humphries became the second Florida Gators player selected in the 2015 NFL Draft when the Arizona Cardinals selected him with the 24th  overall pick in the first round.

Humphries came to Gainesville as the No. 2 rated player in the country and the No. 1 overall offensive lineman. Humphries got into the mix early, appearing in all 12 games as a freshman including three starts.

Following his promising freshman season, Humphries career was derailed by injury. As a sophomore Humphries only played in seven games, making six starts, before a knee injury ended his season. As a junior, Humphries was sidelined for two games with another injury.

Standing at 6-5, 308 pounds, Humphries has all of the measurables that NFL teams look for in a franchise left tackle. Humphries never cracked the 300-pound mark at Florida but was able to get there and stay there with a 5,000-calorie a day diet since he declared for the draft.

Humphries’ tape at Florida is a mixed bag but if he can keep his weight up he has all the potential to become a legitimate starter in the NFL for the Panthers.

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