Re: 1st Round- DeAndre Hopkins WR Texans
1. DeANDRE HOPKINS | Clemson 6010|214 lbs|3JR Central, SC (D.W. Daniel HS) 6/6/1992 (age 20) #6
2012: (13/13) 82/1,405/18 PROJECTION: 1st-2nd Round
2011: (14/11) 72/978/5 MEASUREABLES: 6010 | 214 | 33 3-8” | 10” | 80”
2010: (12/8) 52/637/4 COMBINE: 4.57 40-YD DASH | 1.62 10-YD | 15 REPS | 36” V | 9-7 BJ | 4.50 SS
STRENGTHS: Catches the ball in stride with a very good sense of his surroundings…deceiving power, toughness and body strength…strong hands with above average body control and focus to highpoint and attack the ball…tracks the deep ball and shows a second gear to finish…short-area burst and stop/go route acceleration to create…good shoulder dip and feet to set up routes with excellent feel…competitive and dedicated… productive, leading team in receiving each of last three seasons.
WEAKNESSES: Lean torso with only average height and growth potential…won’t break a lot of tackles and has room to get stronger…will have his share of focus drops and lapses…will try to corral the catch at times instead of using his palms/fingers…lacks track speed and won’t be able to leave NFL defenders in his dust vertically or win with speed alone…only 20 years old and is still maturing…has showed consistent progression in college, but is still improving and is not yet a finished product.
SUMMARY: “Nuke” set several school records, including career touchdowns catches (27)…takes pride in his routes and changes gears well, using his vision, awareness and acceleration to create…competitive and physical attitude and wants the ball more than anyone else on the field…not the biggest or fastest, but plays controlled, quick and tough with reliable hands to locate and pluck…natural receiving traits and has been productive everywhere he’s been and the NFL won’t be any different.
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