CHARGERS LOOK TO SOLVE RECEIVING WOES; DRAFT TIGHT END HUNTER HENRY

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By Liz Alper

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April 29, 2016 (Chicago) - On day one of the NFL draft, the Chargers added to their defensive line by drafting Joey Bosa.  On day two, they sought to change the fact that Philip Rivers has almost no one to throw to by drafting tight end Hunter Henry as their 35th overall pick in round two.

The 6’5”, 250-pound Arkansas Razorback did not drop one ball thrown to him last season.  He caught 116 passes for 1,661 yards and nine touchdowns in 38 career games.  He was an All-American and a John Mackey Award winner last season as the nation’s top tight end with 51 receptions and 739 yards and three touchdowns.

In addition to being a threat on the passing game, Henry is also an efficient run blocker.