Former Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry is quite easily the best tight end available in the 2016 NFL Draft. He has a small chance of being taken in the first round, but will likely end up a Day 2 pick and it looks like there is only one team showing real interest in him.
Henry joined NFL Radio on SiriusXM earlier this week and talked about how his visits are going leading up to the draft in two weeks. He said that while he has worked out with a handful of teams, he has only visited the Chicago Bears.
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Last year, Zach Miller came on as a strong target for Bears’ quarterback Jay Cutler, but he doesn’t seem to be their exact answer at this point. Throwing a player like Hunter Henry into the mix and making Miller the primary backup could be a huge move for the bears to make.
Henry won the John Mackey Award last season after catching 51 passes for 739 yards and three touchdowns. That added to his career total of 1,661 yards and nine touchdowns on 116 receptions.
He isn’t looking like Rob Gronkowski or Jimmy Graham at this point, but Henry certainly has all the tools to be a great player at the position and is one of the most-complete tight ends available.
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