This wide receiver class for the 2019 NFL Draft is very deep, which brought about some questions as to why the breakthrough Texas third-year wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey decided to enter the field early. Humphrey and fellow junior Texas wide receiver Collin Johnson were involved in two of the more important early entrance decisions for the 2019 NFL Draft for this program.
However, the odds that Humphrey could’ve boosted his NFL Draft stock weren’t too great if he returned to the Forty Acres for one more season. Humphrey could do the same thing for his NFL Draft stock with a solid showing in workouts and the NFL Combine that he could by coming back to Texas for one more year.
The questions for the 1,000-yard wideout Humphrey aren’t with his size or route running ability, it’s mainly with his speed. Humphrey needs to do well with his agility drills and with his 40-time to rise up draft boards. He’ll face similar barriers to what Omenihu is dealing with in terms of rising up draft boards in the midst of such stiff competition in his position group.
USA Today’s Draft Wire has Humphrey landing with the Miami Dolphins in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Draft Tek has Humphrey landing in the third round to the Detroit Lions. Each of those selections make sense for Humphrey since he could be a good second option in the receiving corps for any NFL team that has that positional need.