Ozzie admitted, in not so many words, that he wasn't the best talent available.
"He was the best player that we were going to take"
This means that players with injuries (Foster, Allen, Mckinley) and players with character concerns (Foster, Conley) were off our board.
We didn't have Howard rated higher because
1. It takes a long time even for pro-ready TE. See Tyler Eifert. See Zach Ertz, Eric Ebron
s We have a lot of TE's and while none of them are reliable, we invested draft capital and aren't willing to give up on them.
After that, give me a player who was better than Humphrey that went. I doubt you can.