Texans first-round pick Hopkins impresses coaches
HOUSTON -- First-round draft pick DeAndre Hopkins drew rave reviews as the Houston Texans began a three-day rookie mini-camp on Friday.
Coach Gary Kubiak said he was impressed with the 27th overall pick from Clemson. Hopkins made several good plays, but really wowed the coaches when he went up over a defender and snagged a pass with one hand.
It was exactly the kind of start the Texans were looking for from Hopkins, who they drafted in hopes of finally adding a big-time playmaker to line up opposite star Andre Johnson. He's the first receiver they've drafted in the opening round since Johnson, now 31, was taken third overall in 2003.
Hopkins is very confident and expects to win a starting job, and hopes everyone else expects that from him, too.
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