Steal of the Draft

It's no secret that the best way to build a dynasty in a league as tough as the NFL, is to draft well. Some teams get the honor of drafting a future franchise player, some are unlucky and draft future busts. It is the picks that come between rounds 2-7 that often make the difference between a playoff contender or an early season flame out. If a team can pick up a weapon late in the draft, that player can be overlooked on scouting reports, and can win football games.

Enter Arkansas' 6'5" Junior tight end , Hunter Henry. Although tight end's are not usually selected as early and often in the NFL draft as other positions, if a team can own an exceptional tight end, their offence can be lethal. Henry is currently the highest tight end on virtually every big board in the nation, he could vault into the first round depending on a team's needs. He is the 2015 John Mackey award winner for being college football's best tight end. With the NCAA Division 1 being home to over 300 teams, that honor is high.

Hunter possesses a series of strengths that are appealing to NFL teams, and traits that happen to be rare for even the leagues best veterans. He is an exceptional blocker which can help any team's run game. His blocking was surely a key to seeing his Razorbacks post the 33rd best rushing number in the nation. A critical aspect of a tight end's game in today's NFL is the ability to leave the trenches and catch the football. He went perfect in 2015, catching the ball 51 times and not dropping it once.
With this draft being rather big man dominant, a weapon like Henry on the offensive side of the ball is appealing to general managers this year. Watch for him to potentially sneak into the first round on Thursday night.