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Old 04-25-2013   #1
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They had their pick of the WR's and got the best of the group slated to go in round 1.
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They had their pick of the WR's and got the best of the group slated to go in round 1.
Felt bad for taking him in the TT Mock. New you would take him for the Texans but I like him alot. He is the only WR I wanted at 27 after I got Patterson out of my head.
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Felt bad for taking him in the TT Mock. New you would take him for the Texans but I like him alot. He is the only WR I wanted at 27 after I got Patterson out of my head.
Probably the only one of the WR's we discussed as being first round material that I would have taken @ 27 .... Hence I took Short.


No reason to feel bad about it. But I think that was one of those situations where we as Texans fans valued a specific position above some others as I didnt really see the Packers taking / needing a WR. I thought they needed defensive help - DE/OLB/S as well as someone to keep Rodgers upright.

Seems like the NFL GM's agree'd with us with the early run on OT's .... 9 of the first 19 picks were OL.

We didnt take any RB's in the first round - neither did the GM's. (first time thats happened since 1967)
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Default Re: Draft Grade - Round 1 DeAndre Hopkins

Saw this when it aired last week , figured I'd share it with the rest of you - Hopkins on Sports Science - 48 straight 1 hand catches

Also one hand catches from TWO yards away from the JUGS machine.
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Default Re: Draft Grade - Round 1 DeAndre Hopkins

With the caveat that one year's A grade doesn't match another year's, I give them an A. They had their pick of WR and they didn't screw around.
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My grade for the pick is an A. Outside of Austin, They had their choice of WR's. I have to think they got the man they coveted.
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Default Re: Draft Grade - Round 1 DeAndre Hopkins

Here is Walter Footballs grade:

Houston Texans (Last Year: 12-4)

2013 NFL Draft Individual Grades:

27. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson: A Grade
Charlie and I were told the Texans would draft Justin Hunter - but only if DeAndre Hopkins was off the board. Hopkins was discussed to be a candidate for No. 14 overall to the Panthers, so we figured that he wouldn't be available. Well, the Texans lucked out and got their man. Hopkins is a sound, pro-ready receiver who should be able to step in immediately as the starter across from Andre Johnson.
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Default Re: Draft Grade - Round 1 DeAndre Hopkins

You give an "A" for these reasons:

1.) Andre Johnson is getting older,

2.) Schaub is losing weapons AND needing that help ASAP (remember December? And the Patriots playoff game where James Casey dropped a sure TD right in his hands?).

3.) From what I've read leading up to the draft, Tavon Austin was going to be the first WR taken...no surprise he went early on in Round 1. Which means...

4.) Some team is going to start the run on the remaining WRs, and we did just that by selecting Hopkins.

Is he going to STAY an "A" grade? I dunno. Lots of people were high on Keyshawn Martin in camp, and in preseason, and he sort of clammed up in the reg season.

I gave it an "A."
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Default Re: Draft Grade - Round 1 DeAndre Hopkins

I hate it. Freak'n Andre Johnson is going to start thinking he runs the team.

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Is he going to STAY an "A" grade? I dunno. Lots of people were high on Keyshawn Martin in camp, and in preseason, and he sort of clammed up in the reg season.

I gave it an "A."
It wasn't just Martin, it was the whole team.

One of the questions I asked last offseason, was if Kubiak knew how to handle success. I seriously doubted we would match our 2010 performance. It's one thing when no one has any expectations.

But when you're thought of as "the best team in the league" I bet they could have made diamonds at Reliant. He & the team were too wound up. & that's why we saw Andre dropping TDs, Arian tripping over his own two feet, Schaub trying to act like Aaron Rogers..... & LeStar, KeShawn, & Posey flash & fade.

He knew it was the problem, he mentioned as much in December. Just couldn't do anything about it.... & that's troubling.

That's the way I see it anyway.
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Default Re: Draft Grade - Round 1 DeAndre Hopkins

Other than the hotel room incident, I really like this pick. Should start WR 2 and imo could be eventual WR1. His pro day he got a 4.46 and 4.41 which is much better than combine. He appears to be most NFL ready and our strengthening coaches should pump him up. Now let's go get OLB/ILB/NT/and a safety.
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That's who I was leaning toward .
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I voted A because there wasn't an A++ choice. I'v been on his bandwagon for a while. First time my guy has been picked! Great choice and day 1 starter. Great call Rick!
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I'm going to go with a B. I think there were better choices at need positions, but I'm good with this pick. I hope he's a hard worker and ends up being the Texans best receiver ever. That would be one hell of an accomplishment.
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First time i've been pumped about a Texans 1st rounder since we took Cushing.
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B, though very close to an A. Glade a weapon was added.

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I'm good with the pick. I wanted a WR if there were any good ones left at our spot and it turned out that we damn near had our pick of good ones. We chose one of the guys I thought would be a good fit so I'm happy.

Now it's time to see how the rest of the draft unfolds. The next three rounds are where we need to come through and find some immediate contributors.
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I give it an A. It was the guy I wanted. I think he fits what we do on offense very well and has shown that he can beat NFL caliber corners. Good run after catch, strength to make the difficult catches over the middle or on poor throws. Look at the LSU, FSU, and NCState games. He can play now and contribute now, in my opinion.

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