Marlon Humphrey, a redshirt sophomore cornerback who played for the Crimson Tide, made a pre-draft visit to the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday, according to a report from NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport. Humphrey is the third known Alabama player to visit the Bills this offseason, following offensive tackle Cam Robinson and edge rusher Tim Williams.
Humphrey played two seasons in Tuscaloosa, collecting five interceptions, 13 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles, and 6.5 tackles for loss during that span. He’s the best run defending cornerback in this draft, with great tackling form and an excellent effort to drive through blockers to the ballcarrier. A physical defender, the 6’1” 197 pounder had a matchup worth watching against Clemson receiver Mike Williams during this year’s National Championship.
Still young and inexperienced, Humphrey is still developing the nuances of his backpedal and handfighting. But he’s one of the most athletically gifted cornerbacks in this draft, and is graded as my #2 cornerback in the class.
Humphrey is generally considered one of the top five cornerbacks available, with his usual landing place somewhere in the middle-to-late first round. It wouldn’t be unheard of for him to be picked in the top ten of the draft if a team fell in love, and with this year’s incredible cornerback depth, it wouldn’t be too surprising to see him fall to round two either.