PFF scouting report: Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas
Below is the PFF draft profile for Arkansas’ Hunter Henry, which incorporates PFF’s college grades and scouting intel from our team of analysts. To see all of PFF’s 2016 scouting reports, click here.
Starting tight end that can be moved around.
Stat to know:
Recorded zero drops in 2015; earned the highest receiving grade in the draft class each of the previous two seasons.
What he does best:
• Graceful runner; can put pressure on safeties with his speed up the seam and runs away from linebackers on drags.
• Some of the best hands in the class—only two drops on 90 catchable passes the previous two seasons.
• Ultra-consistent player—zero games with a receiving grade below -1.0 the previous two seasons.
• Produces well both in-line (78 percent of snaps) and from the slot (21 percent of snaps).
• Body control to maneuver around chips/jams and to create separation at the top of his routes.
• Limited upside as a run-blocker. Does much better on the move than head-up with defensive ends.
• Not sure he has “jump ball” type athleticism at the position; rarely see him boxing out defenders.
• Remains to be seen whether he can have success split wide. 99 percent of his snaps came in-line or in the slot.
• Played in a college offense that featured the tight end heavily and helped inflate his production relative to others.
Pro style comparison:
Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs. Both have very limited flaws as pass catchers to go along with size that creates matchup issues.
Henry’s projection to the NFL is fairly straightforward. He’s played in a pro-style offense, produced for multiple seasons, and has plus athleticism. Physically-speaking he’s no Rob Gronkowski, but Henry can step in and create space versus NFL linebackers from day one.