3 Jacksonville Jaguars who will be affected by the NFL Draft
By David Levin
I don’t want to see it happen, but the Jaguars will secure more depth at cornerback in the Draft, which means if Kristian Fulton or C.J. Henderson are chosen, they will push Tre Herndon to start from Day 1. That’s not a bad thing, but few players on the roster last season developed more than Herndon.
After having to start in place of an “injured” Jalen Ramsey, he held his own over the course of the second half of the year. And now, there is no A.J. Bouye to lead by example. The team signed Rashaan Melvin in free agency.
"“I think those guys [Ramsey and Bouye] did a great job mentoring me,″ Herndon said via the Florida Times-Union. ″That was a time for me to learn and grow from him [Ramsey] during the times he was sitting out and I was playing his role. He kept giving me tips, study habits, those kinds of things. A.J., we kind of have the same story as being undrafted guys. He’s always been a motivation for me.”"
Now, it is Herndon who is being asked to step up and do the same thing in the secondary. He could have his best season as a Jaguars player in 2020. He could also be relegated to a backup role if a rookie comes in and outplays him in camp.