Fans of the New York Jets on Twitter have given their initial reactions to their Round 4 selection of tight end Christopher Herndon out of Miami.
When it comes to Twitter, a plethora of football fans use it to get all the latest info on their team and of course, sound off at every move they make. Fans of the New York Jets are no different as they took to Twitter to discuss the decision to draft tight end Christopher Herndon out of Miami in Round 4 of the 2018 NFL Draft.
For the most part, it was a bit surprising since the majority of fans wanted the Jets to draft either another pass rusher or even a new offensive guard to bolster those parts of the team. Instead, the Jets decided to draft another tight end to throw into the mix.
Herndon is 6-4 and 252lbs. who unfortunately ended his collegiate career with a major knee injury. It was so bad that he needed surgery to fix his MCL. Before that injury, he was a tight end on the rise.
More from The Jet Press
- NY Jets should target TE Hunter Henry in free agency
- NY Jets: Why the team should target cornerback Shaquill Griffin
- NY Jets reportedly non-tendering linebacker Harvey Langi
- NY Jets: Why the team should not cut Jamison Crowder
- NY Jets should try to sign Kenny Golladay in free agency
In three years at Miami, Herndon totaled 1,048 receiving yards, 86 receptions, and seven touchdowns. Hopefully, when he is in training, he provides good competition since the Jets likely drafted him as insurance in case things don’t work out with tight end Jordan Leggett.
Leggett is also coming off a severe knee injury and missed his entire rookie season with the Jets last year. If Leggett ends up being a bust, at least the Jets have depth in Herndon.
In the grand scheme of things, depth is crucial in the NFL since one never knows what can happen. Injuries or a steep decline in play can cause the next person on the depth chart to start and have to do their part to keep things moving.
If Herndon enters such a situation and can stay healthy, he could prove to be a good decision by the Jets. But of course, as is with any pick, it’s hard to predict anything until training camp and eventually, the upcoming season. Either way, here’s what Jets fans on Twitter had to say about Herndon:
Tight end is a priority this year since ASJ is gone, glad to add Herndon to the mix pic.twitter.com/2iV8bWcu0n
— Paul Harris II (@paulharrisNFL) April 28, 2018
At this point it’s all a guess, hopefully he can catch and give the QB an outlet
— Ken Nelson (@kennel78) April 28, 2018
.@nyjets w a really smart pick in 4th round. @MiamiHurricanes TE Christopher Herndon IV is a great target for Sam Darnold. Late injury diminished his #NFLdraft stock but he's got great tools Herndon said he's as good as any TE in this draft and would have gone on Day 2 #Jets
— Lenn Robbins (@LennRobbins) April 28, 2018
Jets lost Austin Sefarain-Jenkins in the offseason, draft his potential replacement in Miami TE Christopher Herndon.
Joins Jordan Leggett, Clive Walford, Eric Tomlinson and Neal Sterling. Weird position group.
— Jeremy Bergman (@JABergman) April 28, 2018
Christopher Herndon is a steal this late.
— Josh Keatley (@keatdawg27) April 28, 2018
Second #proCane selected is TE Christopher Herndon! Herndon was picked by the @nyjets in the 4th round! @Chris_Authentic joins former Cane @OGSlick_46 in New York! Good luck and congratulations Chris! #nflU #nflCanes #NFLDraft #miami #Jets
— Hurricanes Fan 305 (@TheUCanesFB305) April 28, 2018
— Michael Henken (@MichaelHenken) April 28, 2018
Christopher Herndon averaged just 3.65 air yards per target last season. However, he led all Power 5 TE in YAC per reception last season (9.3). #jets
— Mackenzie Kraemer (@MackNova) April 28, 2018