Herndon stepped in for the “seriously hurt” Jalen Ramsey and performed better as the season progressed. While he struggled at first, Herndon, 24, showed he could cover top wide receivers and led the Jaguars with three interceptions last year.
Now, with more time invested as a starter, can he take the next step as a leader of the Jacksonville Jaguars secondary? The front office also traded away A.J. Bouye, which could also mean Rashaan Melvin, a veteran free agent cornerback from Detroit, might be fighting for a starting role as well.
The Jaguars secondary is deeper by numbers. Herndon already knows Todd Wash’s system and should use that to his advantage in camp this summer.