A look at the New York Jets offensive positional breakdown

Sam Darnold #14 of of the New York Jets (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Sam Darnold #14 of of the New York Jets (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) /
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Trevon Wesco, West Virginia Mountaineers. New York Jets. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

The Jets have two young Tightends that have the potential to be outstanding players very soon. Trevon Wesco from West Virginia draft in the 4th round this past spring and Chris Herndon from the University of Miami.

I’ll start with the Newcomer Wesco comes with the ability to step out and play Receiver if need be used in crucial downs as a sure-handed catcher last year in moments critical to West Virginia. Wesco brings a very slim new age style Tightend build that fights more with the spread offense themed passing game in College.

Wesco is standing in at 6’3 ht. 267 lbs as the bulk to step in and block inline from the traditional Tight end spot. He will have to continue to work on technique especially facing edge rushers with All-Pro get off or bull rushers that will look to exploit him during his rookie season.

The Incumbent

Herndon comes back for his second year in prime position to take over as one of the top Tightends in the AFC. Standing an inch taller than Wesco at 6’4 and weighing in at 254 lbs, he has a year under his belt of experience and the ability to only build on what can be counted as a successful Rookie campaign.

Last season Herndon had 39 catches for 502 yards and four touchdowns, Darnold will have an improved offensive line and running game which will draw linebackers closer to the line scrimmage allowing the Tightends to own the middle of the field.

If all goes well for Herndon and he stays healthy he as the opportunity to find himself in his first pro bowl if Adam Gase can maximize his natural ability and keep getting him the ball in space and across the middle.

Position Grade: C+ Potential to be converted to A-