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2016 NFL Draft: Hunter Henry prospect profile

Niners Nation's Jake Narayan breaks down Arkansas tight end, Hunter Henry.

Arkansas' Hunter Henry was one highly touted prospect coming out of high school. He was rated as the no. 1 tight end in the country by Tom Lemming, named to the PARADE All-America team and ranked as the best player in Arkansas by ESPN. Henry stepped on campus in 2013 and made an immediate impact.

He started seven out of the 12 games played, catching 28 passes for 409 yards and four scores. In 2014 (sophomore season), Henry sported 10 starts, recording 37 receptions for 513 yards and two touchdowns. His junior campaign earned him a spot on ESPN's All-SEC first team and All-SEC second team honors from the media and coaches. He hauled in 51 catches for 739 yards and three scores on the season.

The Basics

Height: 6'5"

Weight: 250 lbs

Arm Length: 32 ¾"

Bench Press Reps: 13

How He Compares To Other Tight Ends

Austin Hooper, TE, Stanford (6'4", 254 lbs): 4.72 40 yard dash

Ben Braunecker, TE, Harvard (6'3", 250 lbs): 4.73 40 yard dash

Beau Sandland, TE, Montana State (6'4", 253 lbs): 4.74 40 yard dash

The Rundown


  • Showcases tremendous size, standing 6-foot-5, 250-pounds
  • Extremely soft hands and the ability to secure passes through traffic and over the middle
  • A target all over the field, quick acceleration off the ball and most linebackers have trouble keeping up with him
  • A stud in run-blocking. Henry has astonishing technique for a tight-end - a key factor in Arkansas run-game success


  • At times, he allows passes to reach his chest rather than brining it in with his hands
  • Often rounds the top of his routes


Henry is a diamond in the ruff when you talk about the 2016 tight end draft class. He is by far the most complete of all tight ends entering the draft, the negatives on Henry don't include many facets of his game. With elite blocking ability, soft hands and an outstanding frame, Henry should have a very productive career in the NFL.