Originally Posted by Rey
Who would they put out there over him? LeStar? KMArt?
Hopkins is the starter from day 1. Book it.
Yep, I believe that Mercilus is the only Texans first round pick not to start opening day (unless the Brown/Salaam platoon caused Ephraim to technically be the starter). Mercilus was a pick at a future need, but not a current need, so that clearly differentiates him from Hopkins.
I think it's going to take more than a few foul ups to keep DeAndre out of the starting lineup - it would take something of a monumental nature.