Originally Posted by infantrycak
Walter was targeted 68 times last season and caught 41. There is no reason in the world to think Hopkins won't get targeted as much or more.
My initial thought when I first found out that we drafted him was that he'd be an upgrade over KW. I thought that he'd get at least the same number of targets and probably, since I expected him to be so much more than KW, I even thought that he'd catch as many balls as KW... in KWs best season.
So I was thinking about 60 catches at 15 ypc for about 900 yards.
After the initial flush of excitement, I think that might be too much to expect. A lot is going to depend on him making catches when he gets thrown to... unlike Martin.
This is a hard offense for rookies to pick up. So I'm going to halve that his first season and just go for about 30 catches for 500 yards.
That doesn't mean I'm not hoping for 60 catches for 1000 yards.