Welcome back to the State of the Roster series here on The Jet Press. In the last article, I analyzed the current wide receiver situation and shared my thoughts on what the future holds for the NY Jets wide receivers.
This time, I will be breaking down the current tight end room on the roster and offering my predictions for what the 2021 season will hold for them.
Who are the NY Jets tight ends?
The first of those players is 28-year-old Tyler Kroft, a former third-round pick of Cincinnati from the 2015 NFL Draft. Kroft played out his rookie contract with the Bengals before heading to Buffalo in free agency in 2019.
Jets general manager Joe Douglas signed the former Scarlet Knight back in March on a cheap one-year deal.
Next is University of Miami product Chris Herndon, who was drafted by then-GM Mike Maccagnan in 2018 in the fourth round.
Herndon was productive for the Hurricanes, causing him to be taken early on Day 3 of the draft. He then had an impressive rookie season with the Jets before a suspension and injury-filled sophomore season.
After Herndon comes Ryan Griffin, who played with the Houston Texans for six years before joining the Jets in 2019. At the age of 31, Griffin comes to training camp as one of the oldest players on the roster.
Also at the position is Trevon Wesco, another one of Maccagnan's final remnants on this roster.
Wesco, drafted in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, has had minimal success in the NFL so far after little production at the collegiate level at West Virginia.
Rounding out the position are two players who weren't drafted: 29-year old special-teamer Daniel Brown and undrafted rookie Kenny Yeboah.