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Old 04-25-2013   #61
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I wonder if they take a shot at another WR between now and the 4th.
They have way too many needs to go double dipping at WR tomorrow. There are probably some projects that would be avialable with their late 6th rounders. Or maybe just wait for UDFAs.
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A lot of comparisons going around so I'll throw out another one. I think he matches up very well physically with Hakeem Nicks. Neither guy is a burner or taller than 6'1, both physical with huge hands and all around similar athleticism. Hopefully he can have the same kind of early impact as Nicks who was picked in the same area of the draft (29th pick in 2009). I think I would have preferred Hunter but I trust the front office and can't wait to see the players we get tomorrow. Lastly I have to believe they were positive he didn't have anything to do with that restroom business.
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Default Re: 1st Round- DeAndre Hopkins WR Texans

For a slow guy, he sure does get deep.

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Hopkins (6-1, 214) could be used to stretch the defense vertically in Gary Kubiak's offensive scheme. Last season, Hopkins made 20 catches of at least 25 yards including at least five of 58 yards or longer. Hopkins ranked second in FBS with a school-record 18 touchdowns and led the ACC in receiving yards with 1,405 receiving yards.
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You have it backwards. Rogers was considered the more polished receiver and Johnson the better athlete (though Rogers was considered an elite athlete himself). AJ has worked hard to develop his WR skills over the course of his career.
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If the name of the position was wide athlete and not wide receiver, University of Miami star Andre Johnson certainly would have solidified his status as a premier draft choice on Thursday, as Hurricanes players staged their on-campus workout for NFL scouts.

The chances are still excellent that Johnson will be among the initial 10 prospects selected on April 26 but, during the workout, his receiving skills were clearly secondary to his overall athletic prowess.


Johnson's size and speed should make him a top 10 pick during next month's draft.
"I wouldn't label him a 'body catcher,' because he does grab the ball out in front of him, but he doesn't look really that natural (as a receiver)," said one personnel director. "He doesn't have those real, soft hands, you know?" One college scouting director termed Johnson's showing in the receiving drills on Thursday "a little average."

There was nothing ordinary, however, about Johnson's performance in the athletic drills. While he dropped the first pass thrown to him in the position-specific work, there were no bobbles in the drills that preceded it.

Johnson was timed at between 4.42-4.48, according to three scouts, in his first 40-yard dash. On the second, he ran between 4.37-4.40, scouts said. He also recorded a 41-inch vertical jump, a long jump of 10-feet, 9-inches, and a time of about 4.10 seconds in the short shuttle drill.

Notable was that Johnson, universally assessed as one of the top two wide receivers in this year's draft pool, was measured at 6-feet-1 7/8 and at 224 pounds. That is one-eighth of an inch shorter, and six pounds lighter, than he was at the recent NFL combine workouts.

The other highly-regarded wide receiver this year, Michigan State standout Charles Rogers, is scheduled to work out for scouts on March 18.

The explosive Johnson had 52 receptions for 1,092 yards and nine scores in 2002. Over the last two seasons, he averaged 19.9 yards per catch and also scored 19 touchdowns.

Not surprisingly, the Miami workout was attended by representatives from virtually every team in the league. The Hurricanes had five players chosen in the first round in 2002. That will be difficult to match this year, but the school figures to have at least three first-round selections.
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Its creepy that GP and I agree on WRs two years in a row (Posey last year).

I am stoked about this pick, almost as much as I was with the Watt pick. Hopkins is a great receiver, we are pretty lucky.
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Although I like (Crapper) Hopkins, I would've rather Rick/Gary taken a chance on greatness on a guy like Patterson/Hunter. Or go defense and take an impact defensive guy like Short and take one of the other WR's like Swope/Rodgers in the 2nd rd.

Gary decided to play it safe. (Not suprising) Gigem LOL

I guess AJ's words carry some weight in Gary's world.
I'm going on record that Smith will trade up in the 3rd to get Swopes if he's still on the board. I think that young man will be a star in the NFL.
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Hope Hopkins was right pick for us. What this year's first round pick can tell us some what of how Rick and scouting staff were successful in evaluating WR. Only one WR (Austin) was drafted prior to our pick and the rest of talented WRs were still available, we can see how this pick turns out in a few years from now.
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Its creepy that GP and I agree on WRs two years in a row (Posey last year).

I am stoked about this pick, almost as much as I was with the Watt pick. Hopkins is a great receiver, we are pretty lucky.
Hopkins, Dre, and eventually Posey mid-season? Sounds like a nice passing attack to me.

Now grab another TE and some O-line and we'll be championship bound

Revamped running game (with a real FB), revamped passing attack...
And hopefully some nice defensive depth.

We have one 2nd rounder and two third rounders.

I expect O-line, ILB depth, and Safety.
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You have it backwards. Rogers was considered the more polished receiver and Johnson the better athlete (though Rogers was considered an elite athlete himself). AJ has worked hard to develop his WR skills over the course of his career.
No, I don't have it backwards.

But thanks anyways.
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Hope Hopkins was right pick for us. What this year's first round pick can tell us some what of how Rick and scouting staff were successful in evaluating WR. Only one WR (Austin) was drafted prior to our pick and the rest of talented WRs were still available, we can see how this pick turns out in a few years from now.
I feel better about this pick than any first rounder since .... hell, maybe AJ.
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Its creepy that GP and I agree on WRs two years in a row (Posey last year).

I am stoked about this pick, almost as much as I was with the Watt pick. Hopkins is a great receiver, we are pretty lucky.
I wasn't happy with the Posey pick. I can't remember if you were or not.

For the record, I didn't like the Posey pick on draft day...warmed to it only after having a lot of posters here show me reasons why it was a decent pick...and then I ended up watching Posey play in some reg season action (and thought, "Gee, this guy is better than Keyshawn Martin.").

So, I can't really say that I have a good track record judging draft day WRs for us. LOL.
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I feel better about this pick than any first rounder since .... hell, maybe AJ.
I sure hope your feeling is right. Not that I didn't liked the pick. I liked the pick. But I also liked for us drafting D side as well especially front 7.
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Detroit chose Rogers for really one reason: Michigan State product.

It was an emotional pick. The Kipers of the Draft World weren't all that high on Rogers (pun intended).

Lions should have picked AJ, and they blew it.

Rogers was not a phenom. He was thin, questionable hands, and yeah...maybe FASTER than AJ, but I don't recall anybody cursing the Texans for passing on Rogers. It was more like "Whew! They chose ROGERS?!?!"

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you do have it backwards. Rodgers was considered the more polished product and Andre with massive upside, but raw.
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Hopkins probably the most ready to contribute right away and still has potential for growth.
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you do have it backwards. Rodgers was considered the more polished product and Andre with massive upside, but raw.
Well, there we have it. Lucky and Vinny say so.

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