Former Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry was among the dignitaries in attendance Saturday at the Razorbacks’ Red-White Spring Game, and he was honored at midfield after the first quarter for winning the John Mackey Award, given to the nation’s top tight end.
— John Mackey Award (@JohnMackeyAward) April 23, 2016
"My ultimate goal was to win the Mackey Award… To do it in front of these fans, there's nothing like it." – Henry pic.twitter.com/miUXLyJ3KV
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) April 23, 2016
Henry’s name figures to be called early in next week’s NFL Draft after a 2015 junior season in which he caught 51 passes for 739 yards and three touchdowns, earning first-team All-SEC honors in the process. He is widely considered to be the top tight end in the draft and figures to be chosen in the second round.
The 6-5, 253 pounder ran a 4.66-second 40-yard dash at the combine. To put his speed in perspective, current New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski ran a 4.68 at the combine in 2010.