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Old 04-26-2013   #44
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Default Re: Draft Grade - Round 1 DeAndre Hopkins

Solid A for me. WR was the only true glaring need on the team imo.

I studied the WR's more than any other position this year. Several weeks ago, I really honed in on Hopkins as a real good fit for what the Texans need.

Sort of a poor man's AJ in some respects. Not the physical specimen that Andre is/was but his game reminds me of Andre - plays physical, good run after catch, comes up big when it matters, consistently productive, willing blocker, good route runner, not a huge deep threat or true burner but can get deep when needed. I loved watching the clips of him, and he dominated some damn good teams/corners.

High floor for this guy. I don't see bust when I look at him. Safest WR pick in the draft imo, and he is the most polished as well. He is ready to start now opposite Andre. It would be a huge upset if he isn't starting day one. Plug him in for the next decade.

Guys that he compares too (at least for me) - A. Boldin, R. Wayne, Roddy White.

Great job Rick and company!
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