Atlanta Falcons: Five potential 2016 second-round picks
4) Hunter Henry – TE – Arkansas
Hunter Henry is a name that is starting to pop up all over the place and one of his potential destinations has been the Atlanta Falcons. Henry is the best tight end in the draft and according to NFL.com, Henry’s NFL comparison is Dallas Cowboys’ tight end Jason Witten. That alone should raise some eyebrows.
Henry is a 6-foot-5, 250-pound brute who is very good at run blocking as well as catching the football. He caught 51 passes in 2015 as a member of the Arkansas Razorbacks and did not drop a single pass. He’s a matchup nightmare for opposing linebackers and isn’t scared whatsoever to make a catch in traffic.
He is a player who is on the field every offensive snap and can run just about any route you want him too. Much like Witten, Henry can make any catch at any time and is an extremely reliable player. Hence his zero drops. While this might not be one of the Falcons’ top priorities with Jacob Tamme already on the roster, a player like Henry doesn’t come around too often. This could be the tight end of the future that Atlanta has been looking for ever since losing Tony Gonzalez to retirement.