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San Diego Chargers Pick Arkansas' Hunter Henry In Second Round Of NFL Draft

The Razorbacks' Mackey Award winner didn't have to wait until Saturday.

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Hunter Henry just became Arkansas' highest draft pick since GOAT Darren McFadden and Felix Jones were both drafted back in 2008.

Henry is headed to the San Diego Chargers as the 35th pick in the draft. The Chargers were 4-12 last year and have featured Antonio Gates in their offense for the last 13 years, and may be looking at Henry as their future tight end after Gates' career is over.

Henry was Arkansas' most reliable receiver throughout his three seasons catching passes from Brandon Allen, finishing second on the team in receiving yards each year, and didn't drop a single pass in 2015 as he racked up a career high 647 yards receiving.

At Arkansas' pro day, according to our NFL Draft profile, Henry put up these numbers:

  • 40-yard dash: 4.66 seconds
  • Vertical: 31 1/2 inches
  • Broad jump: 9 feet, 5 inches
  • Short shuttle: 4.41 seconds
  • 3-cone: 7.16 seconds
  • Bench: 21 reps of 225 pounds

He'll forever be remembered in Arkansas for the famous 4th-and-25 play, often referred to as the "Henry Heave"

But that was hardly Henry's only big play. 76% of his receptions went for a 1st down or a touchdown. He can block too. He was on the field for 95% of Arkansas' offensive plays last season. He's a weapon.

Good luck in San Diego! We'll be cheering for you.