Ever the reliable target for the ’Canes, tight end Chris Herndon has done whatever was asked of him during his career at the University of Miami. With no gripe of complaint to be heard, some evaluators felt that the TE was underutilized in Miami’s offense. Whether it’s blocking, route-running or contributing on special teams, Herndon is an all-around football player to his core.
Now a member of the New York Jets after being selected in the fourth round, Herndon brings grit to the tight end position. Regardless of where he lines up, fans should expect Herndon to go about his business. It could be a 51-yard touchdown reception or overwhelming a defender at the point of attack with a block, Herndon will walk back to the huddle or next play, ready to make the next one count. Herndon should acclimate well with whoever starts at QB for the Jets, be it Sam Darnold, Josh McCown or Teddy Bridgewater.
Helping to re-establish Miami as Tight End U, Herndon is now the third player at the position to be drafted over the past four years—after Clive Walford (3rd round, Oakland Raiders, 2015 NFL Draft) and David Njoku (1st round, Cleveland Browns, 2017 NFL Draft). These three budding stars at the game’s most versatile position now join Carolina Panthers’ TE Greg Olsen and Green Bay Packer TE Jimmy Graham among the ProCane contingent at the position.
Congratulations to Chris Herndon the newest member of the New York Football Jets! U Family!— Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) April 28, 2018
The New York Jets add tight end Chris Herndon. Herndon ranked fourth among draft-eligible tight ends in slot yards in 2017 (405) pic.twitter.com/3yKq3HICmh— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) April 28, 2018
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