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I didn't really want a WR, but if we had to take one I like Hopkins. We don't need a guy with 4.3 speed (Schaub would just constantly underthrow him). Rather, we got a guy with good vertical and great hands, possession WR.
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From Kiper Jr's draft report which I bought:

Hopkins is a super-competitive kid who the coaches at Clemson have raved about since he got on campus. He is a talented natural athlete with phenomenal, big hands. In fact, I think his hands are better than his highly regarded teammate Sammy Watkins. Hopkins is an excellent intermediate receiver who is tough enough to get off the jam. He was incredibly productive in 2012 and was the go-to receiving option for QB Taj Boyd. Hopkins has added weight to his frame, weighing in at 180 lbs. as a freshman but playing this year around 215 lbs. He has very good body control and his competitive side makes him challenge for the football every time it’s in his vicinity. Hopkins played like a first round draft choice this season with the Tigers, so if you can acquire his services on round two, he would qualify as a very good bargain. *Combine Note: Ran a 4.57, did 15 reps, and had a 36” vertical jump.
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Hopkins put up a 4.41-second time in his second 40-yard run at the Tigers' recently opened indoor football facility. Hopkins' first-run time of 4.46 seconds was also faster than his NFL scouting combine time of 4.57 seconds. http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2013/sto...sh-441-seconds

6'1" 33 1/4 arms, hands 10 " with 36 vert. 82 catches 1405 yds 17.1 avg with 18 TDs in 2012
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Isn't this the guy who trashed his room at the combine. Nice first impression if so.
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Hopefully he matures personally and that he kicks ass on the field.

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1. DeANDRE HOPKINS | Clemson 6010|214 lbs|3JR Central, SC (D.W. Daniel HS) 6/6/1992 (age 20) #6
2012: (13/13) 82/1,405/18 PROJECTION: 1st-2nd Round
2011: (14/11) 72/978/5 MEASUREABLES: 6010 | 214 | 33 3-8” | 10” | 80”
2010: (12/8) 52/637/4 COMBINE: 4.57 40-YD DASH | 1.62 10-YD | 15 REPS | 36” V | 9-7 BJ | 4.50 SS
STRENGTHS: Catches the ball in stride with a very good sense of his surroundings…deceiving power, toughness and body strength…strong hands with above average body control and focus to highpoint and attack the ball…tracks the deep ball and shows a second gear to finish…short-area burst and stop/go route acceleration to create…good shoulder dip and feet to set up routes with excellent feel…competitive and dedicated… productive, leading team in receiving each of last three seasons.
WEAKNESSES: Lean torso with only average height and growth potential…won’t break a lot of tackles and has room to get stronger…will have his share of focus drops and lapses…will try to corral the catch at times instead of using his palms/fingers…lacks track speed and won’t be able to leave NFL defenders in his dust vertically or win with speed alone…only 20 years old and is still maturing…has showed consistent progression in college, but is still improving and is not yet a finished product.
SUMMARY: “Nuke” set several school records, including career touchdowns catches (27)…takes pride in his routes and changes gears well, using his vision, awareness and acceleration to create…competitive and physical attitude and wants the ball more than anyone else on the field…not the biggest or fastest, but plays controlled, quick and tough with reliable hands to locate and pluck…natural receiving traits and has been productive everywhere he’s been and the NFL won’t be any different.


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CBS Analysis:

Strengths: Nice job catching the ball in stride and immediately creating after the catch with a very good sense of his surroundings, always appearing to have a plan. Deceiving body strength and powers through arm tackles, playing with toughness.
Strong hands with above average body control and focus to highpoint and attack the ball in the air. Tracks the deep ball and shows a second gear to separate at the final moment and finish. Very good short-area burst in his cuts with some beautiful stop-and-go moves and route acceleration to create room.

Good shoulder dip and footwork to set up his routes with very good feel, taking pride in his patterns. Handled quarterback Tajh Boyd's fastballs the past three years and uses his extension to reel-in tough grabs - high, low or outside, he goes and gets it. Uses his body well to box-out defenders and is fearless over the middle.

Changes gears well and knows how to turn on the jets, using his vision and awareness to create. Competitive and physical attitude and wants the ball more than anyone else on the field, never conceding the top receiver distinction to Watkins. Dedicated himself to the weight room this past off-season and it shows on the field. Much improved maturity took even the coaches by surprise with his goal oriented approach and work ethic. Super productive the past three seasons, leaving with school with numerous school and conference records.

Weaknesses: Lean torso with average height and frame with limited growth potential. Won't break a lot of tackles and has room to get stronger. Will have his share of focus drops, running before securing the grab at times.

Will attempt to corral the catch at times instead of using his palms. Lacks track speed and won't be able to leave NFL cornerbacks in his dust on foot speed alone. Showed steady progression each year, but still improving his consistency and is not yet a finished product.

Compares to: Reggie Wayne, WR, Indianapolis Colts - Like Wayne, Hopkins isn't the biggest or fastest, but he's able to manipulate his routes to create separation and is a reliable pass catcher with the body control, focus and competitive nature to finish. And like Wayne (30th pick in the 2001 NFL Draft), Hopkins will likely fall out of the top-25 picks and prove to be an excellent value in the late first or early second round.
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Dane Bruglar's #1 WR...

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1. DeANDRE HOPKINS | Clemson 6010 |214 lbs |3JR Central, SC (D.W. Daniel HS) 6/6/1992 (age 20) #6

2012: (13/13) 82/1,405/18 PROJECTION: 1st-2nd Round
2011: (14/11) 72/978/5 MEASUREABLES: 6010 | 214 | 33 3-8” | 10” | 80”
2010: (12/8) 52/637/4 COMBINE: 4.57 40-YD DASH | 1.62 10-YD | 15 REPS | 36” V | 9-7 BJ | 4.50 SS

STRENGTHS: Catches the ball in stride with a very good sense of his surroundings…deceiving power, toughness and body strength…strong hands with above average body control and focus to highpoint and attack the ball…tracks the deep ball and shows a second gear to finish…short-area burst and stop/go route acceleration to create…good shoulder dip and feet to set up routes with excellent feel…competitive and dedicated… productive, leading team in receiving each of last three seasons.

WEAKNESSES: Lean torso with only average height and growth potential…won’t break a lot of tackles and has room to get stronger…will have his share of focus drops and lapses…will try to corral the catch at times instead of using his palms/fingers…lacks track speed and won’t be able to leave NFL defenders in his dust vertically or win with speed alone…only 20 years old and is still maturing…has showed consistent progression in college, but is still improving and is not yet a finished product.

SUMMARY: “Nuke” set several school records, including career touchdowns catches (27)…takes pride in his routes and changes gears well, using his vision, awareness and acceleration to create…competitive and physical attitude and wants the ball more than anyone else on the field…not the biggest or fastest, but plays controlled, quick and tough with reliable hands to locate and pluck…natural receiving traits and has been productive everywhere he’s been and the NFL won’t be any different.
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Isn't this the guy who trashed his room at the combine. Nice first impression if so.
don't go read up on it and see that he had left the hotel hours before it was trashed. nice impression
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I like the pick he is a playmaker and will keep the chains moving.
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Well, you never know what you got until they play their first game anyway. But I do like what I've read about him. For now, I'm totally on board with this pick.
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Well, looks like the Texans are easing up on the picnic table good guys.

I like the pick personally. Honestly none of the WR's this year make my jaw drop but I'm excited to see this guy play.
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When Hopkins makes a play in front of his home crowd, you’ll hear the throng cheer “Nuuuk”. Though his childhood nickname came from a special brand of baby pacifier he required because he bit through most others, the confident receiver will tell you he’s added another reason for that moniker – he feels almost nuclear in his explosion on the field. And after a stand-out junior season, which capped an overall productive three-year career at Clemson, NFL scouts agree he’s got a chance to be a significant contributor on Sundays.


The nephew of the late Terry Smith, who caught 162 passes for Clemson from 1990-1993, was yet another top South Carolina recruit the Tigers kept in-state despite great interest from major programs across the country. Hopkins earned the team’s Rookie of the Year award in 2010, starting eight of 12 games played and leading the team with 52 catches (covering 637 yards and four touchdowns) – and he joined the Clemson basketball team as a reserve after the season, one year after leading his high school team to a state title. He played in every game, starting 11, as a sophomore in 2011, being somewhat overlooked despite nearly reaching 1,000 receiving yards (978 on 72 catches, also five touchdowns) because of the electric play of freshman Sammy Watkins. Hopkins suffered a mild concussion in a car accident on his way to go to the team’s disappointing 70-33 Orange Bowl loss to West Virginia, but he still managed a school bowl-record 10 catches for 107 yards and a touchdown. Hopkins was good over his first two seasons in Death Valley, but in 2012, he was great, finishing with a single-season school record 1,405 receiving yards. Hopkins also set a new ACC-mark with 18 receiving scores, adding a team-best 82 catches. Despite his quarterback deciding to return for his senior season, Hopkins decided to depart after his record-breaking junior season, leaving with a school record for 100-yard receiving games (12).
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Strengths
Presents good height and length for an outside receiver, also has some lower-body strength for explosion off the line of scrimmage and in his cuts. Solid route-runner used in the short, intermediate, and deep games, who has flexibility to avoid corners in zone and the quick feet to separate on hitches, comebacks, and other cuts. Does a nice job creating separation and deceiving defensive backs with head fakes and quick moves. Will threaten the top of defenses with NFL-quality straight-line speed. Possesses strong hands in traffic, not afraid of contact downfield and can separate at the last second with an arm extension. Agile enough to quickly avoid oncoming defenders after the catch yet remain balanced to head downfield for the big gain. Does not go down without a fight, can run through arm tackle attempts from cornerbacks. Snatches throws with his hands, even those within his frame. Concentrates on the ball throughout difficult catches and extends his long arms to make a big radius. Sells double-moves well with a head fake and body lean. Very good body control to contort his body on catches and pluck the ball out of the air, keep one foot in-bounds on the sideline. Effective run blocker, usually reaches his target and gets his hands up, uses correct blocking angle to sustain; also shows some nastiness at times, capable of putting his man to the ground. Consistently productive over his time at Clemson, improving his stats each season
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Only average size for a starting outside receiver and has room to add bulk to his frame. Occasionally loses track of the ball on easy catches when trying to make a move too early. Must prove his ability to use his hands to beat press coverage from NFL veterans off the line. Dances around defenders and run backwards after short catches at times, losing his balance or some yardage, instead of heading upfield. Will need to be more consistently physical in the blocking game at the next level.
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Sammy Watkins got a lot of headlines as a true freshman in 2011 because of his exceptional skills, but Clemson’s “other” receiver, Hopkins, produced consistently using his NFL body and hands. “Nuke” excited the Death Valley crowds with his big plays as a sophomore (978 yards, five touchdowns), but he took his game to the next level this past season, emerging as Clemson’s No. 1 weapon for Tajh Boyd. Hopkins re-wrote the Clemson receiving record books in 2012 with 18 receiving touchdowns and to put that in perspective the No. 2 player in the ACC in touchdown grabs was NC State’s Bryan Underwood with 10. Hopkins does a nice job setting up his routes to keep defenders off balance and attack the ball at its highest point – if the ball is thrown in Hopkins area, he goes and gets it. He has fluid body control and the focus to be a reliable starting WR option in the NFL. Should be in the conversation to be one of the first receivers drafted, probably in the late first round range.
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