The New York Jets had six selections in this past draft and now have five of those picks locked up on rookie deals.
And on Monday, the Jets announced that tight end Chris Herndon has signed a four-year deal with the team. The Former Miami Hurricane was selected in the fourth round with the 107th overall selection.
Herndon was a key member in Miami's successful 2018 season, posting career highs in receptions (40), yards (477) and touchdowns (4) in his senior campaign. An MCL injury caused him to miss the final game of his college career before entering this year's draft.
Despite the injury, he has still participated in a few drills during the Jets rookie minicamp.
With Austin Seferian-Jenkins leaving to sign with the Jaguars this offseason, New York is left without a top tight end heading into the season. This is a good opportunity for Herndon to earn some snaps early in his NFL career.
The Jets currently have Jordan Leggett, Clive Walford, Eric Tomlinson and Neal Sterling on the roster fighting for time this season. Sam Darnold is now the only Jets 2018 rookie to not sign with the team.
Jets just agreed to terms with fourth-round TE Chris Herndon, I'm told.— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) May 21, 2018
And then there was one: Only Sam Darnold remains unsigned among Jets 2018 draft class.
Darnold's signing could come at any moment.