Weight: 214 pounds
40-time: 4.57 (Combine)
Competition for touches:
WR Andre Johnson
WR Lestar Jean
WR DeVier Posey
WR Keshawn Martin
WR Alan Bonner
TE Owen Daniels
Hopkins comes in as the preeminent “No. 2” WR in an offense that desperately needs one. If all goes according to plan, Hopkins will be an immediate contributor and a player likely to see 70-80 percent of offensive snaps right away. While not an Andre Johnson replacement, Hopkins is a great complement, and could optimally turn into a Hakeem Nicks/Roddy White-type producer at the NFL level.
(Read Bill Byrne’s Scouting Report on DeAndre Hopkins here.)
DeAndre Hopkins Mini-Camp Report and Highlights
No. 10— DeAndre Hopkins, Wide Receiver
DeAndre Hopkins was the star of the day, expectedly. The Texans selected Hopkins with their first-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft, and with him come high hopes of a much-needed immediate boost in Houston’s aerial attack.
It is asked that reporters not cite specific scheme-related information from training camp, but let’s just say that Hopkins was used in a variety of ways, and exhibited really sneaky strength through his in-cuts on digs and skinny posts.
I was a small bit uncomfortable with Hopkins’ tendency on Saturday morning to body-catch balls in tight spaces over the middle. There were three times he could have reached out and snatched it, and he didn’t. Granted, he made all three receptions.