This Stat Proves Tre Herndon is Underrated and Has Huge Potential in Jacksonville

Jason Schandl
Tre Herndon showed flashes of greatness with some impressive stats in 2019.
Tre Herndon showed flashes of greatness with some impressive stats in 2019. / Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

The Jacksonville Jaguars secondary wasn't much to write home about in 2019, especially after they traded Jalen Ramsey to the Los Angeles Rams.

Tre Herndon ended up being thrown into the fire, and while he had some shaky moments, he showed a ton of promise, proving himself to have big upside and be highly underrated.

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Catch Rate Allowed (CB, 75 TARGETS)

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Herndon allowed an insanely low 46.3 percent catch rate when he was targeted in 2019, which was the best mark for any corner that saw at least 75 targets go their way. When he got beat it tended to be for big plays on deep passes, giving up 16.6 yards per completion, but even with those big plays he held opposing QBs to a 69.4 passer rating. For context, Andy Dalton ranked dead-last among qualifying QBs in 2019 with a passer rating of 78.3.

The Jags would obviously like to see Herndon tighten up and avoid getting beat deep so often, but you take the good with the bad when you're developing a 24-year-old corner, and that elite completion percentage allowed shows Herndon has all kinds of potential.

This is shaping up to be another rebuilding year in Jacksonville. With a second strong season, though, Herndon could quickly establish himself as a cornerstone of the defense moving forward. That would go a long way to ease the blow of losing Ramsey in 2019.

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