Texans DeAndre Hopkins looked every bit like a first-round draft pick in the team's recent rookie minicamp. The Clemson wide receiver caught seemingly everything thrown his way, with at least one highlight-reel one-handed grab on all three days of practice. That included Sunday, when he caught a lofted deep ball from Case Keenum down the left sideline with his left hand while his right arm was being held by a defensive back who was on his back as Hopkins made the catch falling to the ground.
Texans coach Gary Kubiak had consistently high praise for Hopkins, the No. 27 overall pick in the 2013 draft. “He’s special,” Kubiak said Sunday. “Ball skills are extremely special. Very long; long arms. Big hands; you saw the catch he made out here today. He’s going to help us early, and we know that, and that’s why we brought him here.”
It certainly sounds like the Texans are planning to start Hopkins from the get-go. We currently have him ranked as the #56 WR, but he will move up if he had a good summer. Consider him a fantasy WR5 for now.