Biography: Played in 12 games as a senior, posting 13 tackles and breaking up two passes after career totals of 61/2/6 as a junior when he started 10 games.
Positives: One time highly rated safety who struggled to see playing time as a senior. Displays above-average awareness, good range in centerfield, and works to get involved. Flashes ability playing over the slot receiver, has a burst of closing speed, and possesses a good head for the ball in run defense.
Negatives: Possesses poor speed. Failed to meet expectations in 2009.
Analysis: Prior to last season Herndon display all the skills necessary to be an eighth or ninth defensive back in a zone system. He must quickly get his game back on track and produce this summer to have any chance of getting out of camp.
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