NAME: Justin Herron
SCHOOL: Wake Forest
POSITION: Offensive Tackle
CLASS: RS Senior
JERSEY: No. 75
RECRUITMENT RATING: 3-star
WT: 290 lbs
A third-team All-ACC selection in 2017, Herron enters his senior campaign as his fourth seasons as a starter along the Deacon’s offensive line. Showing steady improvement throughout his career, Herron is on the NFL’s radar with a critical season ahead of him.
Herron has the length needed to win outside in the NFL and he effectively uses it to elongate his opponents path to the quarterback. He punches with fairly consistent timing and does well to get his hands placed in pass protection. He flashes the ability to frame pass rushers initially and did not allow a sack in 2017.
As a run blocker, Herron has modest power at the point of attack but his inability to consistently fit his hands and accelerate his feet makes it difficult to create space. Overall, his body control is below average as a result of a narrow base and folding at the waste. He is capable of bowing his back and dropping his anchor to absorb power. Herron has positive moments in space, connecting with moving targets and arriving on time.
While Herron isn’t an overly exciting prospect, he does has a foundation of traits to build upon that could make him appealing next April.