NY Jets: Chris Herndon, tight ends turning heads in training camp

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The NY Jets’ tight ends, primarily Chris Herndon, have been among the biggest camp standouts.

NY Jets‘ tight ends have been impressing thus far throughout training camp, including second-year standout Chris Herndon. And the Jets need it now more than ever. A group of pass-catchers to relieve quarterback Sam Darnold of frequent stress.

Traditionally, many would think this aid would come from the wide receivers, which quarterbacks rely heavily on along the course of a 16-game season. But that’s not the case here.

It’s coming at the right time, though. As the Jets are set to battle the Buffalo Bills in less than three weeks, the team is set to showcase what media members have been raving about since early August.

This group is good — it’s really good.

The praise isn’t only coming from everyday beat writers as head coach Adam Gase has also had something to say about his newly adjusted tight end core.

“I love that room, you have a whole bunch of different guys that have different skill sets, and when we get healthy, we’re going to be able to say that’s pretty deep.”

Chris Herndon isn’t the only NY Jets tight end to impress so far in training camp.

These “guys” Gase is referencing have been turning the heads of the majority of staff members on One Jets Drive. It would be inconsiderate not to name the notables — Chris Herndon, Ryan Griffin, Daniel Brown, and Trevon Wesco.

Chris Herndon, as we all know, has the intangibles to be a special player in this league. Those who kept track of the 2018 Jets would unanimously agree with that sentiment.

Herndon has been all over the field for the Jets during team drills Showcasing his reliable hands and off-the-ball skills, Herndon is among the top of the list in terms of training camp performances so far this August.

Ryan Griffin, who had just returned from an ankle injury he suffered last season, is set to provide solid depth for a tight end room that will have plenty of fall-back options if either Herndon or Griffin go down.

Daniel Brown is ready to produce for an offense that is in dire need of dependable pass-catchers. Last year, Brown was used primarily in two tight end sets, lining up across, or next to Ryan Griffin.

Those two provided much-needed security for Sam Darnold, who was able to get the ball out quickly to either one. Brown’s best asset, however, comes with his work on special teams.

Lastly, Trevon Wesco who, by the observations of many hovering around the Jets, may be the most improved out of them all.

Wesco has the innate ability to play multiple positions — tight end and fullback. He was able to build muscle and mass while fortifying his hands and stature to be able to play both positions equally as well.

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It’s a big year for the offense — and offense that only serves to benefit from those mentioned above.