Future Watch: Chris Herndon Rookie Football Cards, Jets

Future Watch: Chris Herndon Rookie Football Cards, JetsChris Herndon was selected by the New York Jets in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. There weren’t a lot of expectations thrust upon the rookie tight end entering this season. Most of that fell on rookie quarterback, Sam Darnold.

Herndon played his college ball for the Miami Hurricanes. In 2014, as a true freshman, he played in three games. He didn’t see much time.

In 2015, he ranked second among tight ends with 18 receptions for 237 yards. In played in all 13 games and started three of them. He was making progress.

In 2016, he played in all 13 games again and started twelve of them. He caught 28 passes for 334 yards and two touchdowns. His yards were 4th most on the team for the receivers. He had three catches for 38 yards in a bowl game that was the end of the season.

In 2017, as a senior, he played in 11 games. He had 40 receptions for 477 yards and four touchdowns despite missing the final two games of the season with a season-ending injury.

At 6-4, 253 pounds he benched press the average weight 21 times. That was good enough to get him on the radar with more than a few scouts.

Herndon has rookie cards in 2018 Panini Prizm, Donruss, and Contenders Collegiate. He’ll be in more just give Panini some time.

Here’s a look at the Darnold-Herndon connection:

The Jets haven’t drafted a good tight end in quite a while. A young quarterback’s friend is a tight end with good hands, Herndon has those. He may not have come into the league with a lot of fanfare but so far this season he has 19 catches for 257 yards and three touchdowns. His 13.5 yards per catch is impressive for any receiver. Collectors can collect him now before he blows up.

Future Watch: Chris Herndon Rookie Football Cards, Jets – Stats

Receiving & Rushing Table
Games Receiving Rushing Total Yds
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Ctch% Rush Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Touch Y/Tch YScm RRTD Fmb AV
2018 22 NYJ TE 89 10 7 26 19 257 13.5 3 32 1.9 25.7 73.1% 19 13.5 257 3 1
Career 10 7 26 19 257 13.5 3 32 1.9 25.7 19 13.5 257 3 1
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/15/2018.

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Russ Cohen