So New York, New York, becomes tight end, tight end.
Herndon, a tight end, spent much of his college career at Miami behind David Njoku on the depth chart. Partially due to this, his production does not jump off the page. He posted just over 1,000 yards over the course of his entire college career.
He is also coming off a torn MCL, which might have dropped his Draft stock a bit.
This pick seems based on projection and confidence the coaching staff can develop him. Those who know Miami do think there are tools to work with.
Some thoughts from SB Nation’s Miami Hurricanes site:
When you go over Herndon’s film, both Hurricane fans and scouts can agree that Herndon should have been featured more on offense, if anything. Herndon is more than a willing and capable blocker in every formation and play. Herndon in a capable receiver, quickly securing the ball and turning his head upfield upon a reception.
Herndon is not David Njoku or Jimmy Graham when it comes to being an athletic receiving tight end. Yet, the three-year starter at TE is a well-rounded talent at the position that will do whatever is asked or needed for his team to gain victory. Wherever Herndon is drafted, he’ll be a steal and should quickly turn into a capable starting tight end for an NFL franchise.
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