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Jets Draft Spotlight: RB Daniel Herron

By Alan Schechter

Oct 16, 2010; Madison, WI, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Daniel Herron (1) rushes with the football during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin defeated Ohio State 31-18. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

In the search for a draft prospect at running back for the Jets, here’s a name that may be a good value for the Jets in the later rounds. Spotlight: Daniel “Boom” Herron from Ohio State.

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5’10” 213 pounds, 32 inch arms, 9 inch hands

4.66 forty yard dash, 22 bench press reps, 35 inch vertical, 117 inch vertical, 6.97 3 cone drill, 4.04 20 yard shuttle, 11.60 60 yard shuttle

Through November, Herron averaged 5.4 yards per rush, playing only in 4 games (out 6 games for NCAA violations). For his career, he has rushed for 31 TDs to go along with a 4.9 yard average per rush.

Pros: He clearly can score, is deceptively powerful, and is a good locker room leader(something that the Jets could sorely use right about now.

Cons: At 5’10” he is a little small for a power running back.  His NCAA violations may cause some teams pause, but he actually is known for having good character and leadership skills.  He also doesn’t have breakaway speed, doesn’t pull away from the pack for long TDs. (Neither did Curtis Martin)

Take a look at the video and you be the judge.

Not projected to go in the first two days, but in the latter portion of the draft, this could be a good value pick for the New York Jets.