NFL Draft 2016: Hunter Henry ‘most complete tight end in years’

The tight end position certainly is not the deepest one when it comes to the 2016 NFL Draft. However, there seems to be one player that is grabbing a ton of attention from around the league and that is former Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry.

He had one heck of a season last year and it looks like that is going to help him move forward and up some draft boards in April. One scout even discussed how Henry has everything a team looks for in a tight end.

He’s the most complete tight end to come out in years,” one scout told “He’s a legitimate first-round pick. You have had so many tight ends who were nothing more than big wide receivers. This kid is a complete tight end. He can catch. He can run. And he can block.”

It is not very often that many teams put a lot of stock in traditional tight ends. Of course, Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham have been to blame for that as they have changed the way tight ends are involved in offenses.

However, Hunter Henry may be the start of the change back to traditional players. During three seasons with the Razorbacks, he caught 116 passes for 1,661 yards and nine touchdowns.

He also won the John Mackey Award and was a consensus All-American in 2015. He is certainly looking to be one of the biggest impact players and he could truly provide a spark for any team that needs his depth.

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