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Prospect Profile: Hunter Henry

Take a look at Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry in action on the field and at the combine.

*In order to familiarize fans with some of the top names in the 2016 NFL Draft, Chargers.com will be highlighting a different prospect each weekday leading up to the first day of the draft on April 28th. *

We continue the series with a scouting report of Arkansas TE Hunter Henry.

Name: Hunter Henry
School: Arkansas
Height: 6-5
Weight: 250 pounds
Position: TE
NFL Network Pro Comparison: Jason Witten

Fresh off a productive four year 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 as he possesses soft hands with 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 as he routinely pushes the opposition back off the line of scrimmage.

Some pundits would like to see him be less "grabby" in his technique as a blocker, but believe he will improve in that area at the next level.  Overall, Henry is a safe bet to be one of the first tight ends off the board.

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