Hunter Henry did not drop a single pass last season with the Arkansas Razorbacks.
The tight end now brings his unique skillset to America’s Finest City.
The San Diego Chargers selected Henry with the 35th overall pick in the second round on Friday, pairing him with Joey Bosa as the first two members of their draft class.
Stay tuned for more about Henry throughout the night, including an exclusive first interview with the tight end, initial reaction from General Manager Tom Telesco and more.
For now, here are highlights from Henry’s prospect profile written leading up to the draft:
Weight: 250 pounds
NFL Network Pro Comparison: Jason Witten
Fresh off a productive career at Arkansas, Hunter Henry has positioned himself as one of the top tight ends available in the 2016 NFL Draft.
In fact, with some scouts calling him a Jason Witten clone, many have him as the lone tight end with a first round grade.
A highly coveted recruit who followed in his father’s footsteps to play for the Razorbacks, Henry caught 116 passes for 1,661 yards and nine touchdowns in 38 career games. He was a consensus first team All-American and John Mackey Award Winner as the nation’s top tight end as he set career-highs in receptions (51) and yards (739) to go along with three scores last season.
The 6-5, 250-pounder is a weapon in the passing game. Scouts note he possesses soft hands and has an innate feel for using his body to shield defenders. He didn’t drop a single pass during his junior campaign while 93 of his 116 career catches were good for either a first down or touchdown. The highly competitive Henry is also a force as a run blocker, capable of pushing the opposition off the line of scrimmage.
Take a look at Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry in action on the field and at the combine.