Hunter Henry Is 2016 NFL Draft’s Best Tight End, and It’s Not Close

February 12, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

While the tight end position has seen a plateau in offensive attention, it’s still one of the most dynamic positions offenses can game plan with. But few tight ends leaving the college level can threaten in the three areas that the position requires: route running, catching-point finishing and run blocking.
Thriving in any one of those three areas can get you on an NFL roster, but the few that can have NFL-level success at all three are worth drafting early. In what’s become a deep but mid-round heavy tight end class, Arkansas’s Hunter Henry stands alone as the draft’s best tight end.
Finishing with 739 yards receiving on 51 receptions this year, 2015 marked the third straight season he’s been the No. 2 leading pass-catcher for the Arkansas offense. And especially this season, Henry has gotten work at every receiver spot and every possible tight end alignment and run nearly every route a tight end or receiver would need to at the NFL level.

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