In March, a top NFL scout called former Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry the most complete tight end in recent memory to enter the NFL draft. His new team hopes he lives up to that praise.
Henry is off the board, as the San Diego Chargers selected the Arkansas standout with the No. 35 pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft on Friday.
The 6-foot-5 tight end won the John Mackey Award, which is given to the nation’s top tight end, in his final season with the Razorbacks. Henry finished his college career with 1,661 receiving yards, which ranks second among tight ends in Arkansas history. With 116 receptions in three seasons, Henry is one of only eight SEC tight ends to reach 100 or more receptions in his career.
Henry became a paragon of dependability with the Razorbacks and the Chargers will be glad if that continues in the NFL.