2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about CHRISTOPHER HERNDON IV: Miami, 6036 253 4.76. A two-year starter from Norcross, GA. Was overlooked in 2016 because of eventual first round pick David Njoku. Herndon, an above average athlete himself, caught 68 passes for 811 yards while playing the traditional tight end spot. Spent a lot of time with his hand in the dirt, blocking defensive ends and playing in traffic. Has a raw skill set but the tools are there and he has flashed big play ability multiple times. Has a quick-twitched lower body that is displayed both as a blocker and as a pass catcher. Shoots up the seam and accelerates with ease but can also shift his weight on demand, adjusting to poorly thrown balls naturally. Has light feet and plenty of flexibility to set himself up and adjust while blocking. There is a sense of violence and presence to his game as well. Shows plus-potential as a blocker because of his power and effort. There is a lot of want-to in his game. His ball skills are inconsistent but he has made several difficult catches in traffic. Shows no hesitation in traffic and will come down with a lot of 50/50 balls. The combination strength, size, and coordination will make him a tough match-up for linebackers and defensive backs alike. Has shown inconsistency as a route runner and power blocker. Struggled to get a lot of movement against his bigger, stronger opponents in college. He can be called a raw prospect, but the amount of quality tape can lead anyone to believe the future is bright for him if a team can view him as an eventual number two tight end. Had surgery 11/26/17 on his left knee and was lost for the season. 2017 stats: 40-477, 11.9 ypr, 4 TD. Did not work out at Combine, his choice. Third/fourth round. (A-32 7/8, H-9 1/4, VJ-DNP, SS-DNP).