CBS Sports believes there’s an under-the-radar player on the Kansas City Chiefs‘ roster that could shine in 2022.

Jeff Kerr, an NFL writer for CBS Sports, pointed out center Creed Humphrey this week as a player who could turn into a star for Kansas City this upcoming season.

From CBS Sports:

Creed Humphrey was part of the Chiefs’ transformation from the worst offensive line in football in 2020 to one of the best in 2021. He allowed just one sack and 12 pressures in his rookie season (1,394 snaps), grading as the top center in football by Pro Football Focus.

While Humphrey’s rookie season was one of the best for a center over the last decade, his 2022 season could be even better as a protector for Patrick Mahomes. If the Chiefs running backs can up their game this year, Humphrey’s dominant run-blocking ability will be on full display.

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Jan 30, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs center Creed Humphrey (52) readies to snap against the Cincinnati Bengals during the AFC Championship game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Humphrey was selected by the Chiefs in the second round (No. 63 overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft.

The former Oklahoma standout proceeded to have an incredible rookie season, allowing only one sack while playing in all 17 games.

Kansas City nailed it in last year’s draft when it comes to offensive linemen. Humphrey played like a first-rounder last year and so did Trey Smith, a sixth-round pick in 2021 by the Chiefs out of Tennessee.

It’s hard enough to find one starting offensive lineman in a draft, let alone two. The Chiefs’ offensive line should be extremely good for a long time to come thanks to Kansas City’s savvy drafting.

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