Dynasty League Spotlight: Robert Herron, Wyoming Cowboys- 2014 NFL Draft
The Trashman, RosterWatch.com
Robert Herron, WR Wyoming Cowboys
Weight: 193 pounds
40 yard dash: 4.48 (Combine), 4.31 (Pro Day)
NFL Comparison: Victor Cruz
Herron has been steadily improving his draft potential in many people’s books ever since his solid showing at the Senior Bowl. His combine 40 time of 4.48 turned quite a few heads as well. We’ve been aware of this young man though, since his stellar outing against our Texas Longhorns early last season. On just 5 receptions, Herron posted 173 yards and 2 TDs that day– a pretty impressive feat for a “smallish” slot receiver. Orphaned at 14, then raised by his aunt, Herron has never asked for anything except a chance. He’s a scrappy player who adjusts to the ball well and isn’t afraid to go over the middle. His straight line speed is top notch, and helps make up for the fact that he isn’t the most polished route runner. And Herron, though slight, has big, soft hands and substantial leaping ability considering his height.
Here are our notes on Herron from viewing him live at the NFL Scouting Combine:
#25 Robert Herron, Wyoming
-Looking good in the gauntlet
-Lackluster in gauntlet drill in opposite direction
-Bad at getting upfield quickly after 10 yard out, has trouble running
-Great adjustment and soft hands post corner
At the Senior Bowl, RosterWatch noticed Herron flash positively time and time again as he drew comparisons among our crew to Steve Smith. A lack of consistency was also noticed among the great flashes, though. Herron started off two practices with a few bad drops that he seemed to struggle to overcome. Herron was a somewhat frustrating player to evaluate in that he would make the hardest catches seem easy then drop some of the gimme’s.
Herron’s straight-line speed and big play ability out of the slot remind me of Victor Cruz in a way. He knows how to get open, and catches most everything that comes his way. Still, he may find it tough sledding in the NFL unless he learns how to run crisp routes and becomes a decent blocker. He has all the intangibles though, and that’s why I like him for fantasy. He’s worth a flier in dynasty formats formats, but I’m not sure how much he’ll contribute his first year, so I would hesitate to pick him up in redraft leagues.