DeAndre Hopkins Emerging as a Solid Weapon
Sep 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown pass in overtime against the Tennessee Titans at Reliant Stadium. The Houston Texans beat the Tennessee Titans 30-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
In only his second NFL game, rookie wide receiver, DeAndre Hopkins is already making his presence felt. Hopkins started the season a little shaky, which can be attributed to a case of some rookie jitters. In week one, Hopkins caught five passes for 66 yards and zero touchdowns. Looking to redeem himself in week two, Hopkins hauled in 7 passes for 117 yards and one HUGE touchdown.
With the game one the line in overtime, Texans’ quarterback Matt Shaub found Hopkins in the corner of the end zone. Hopkins made a spectacular catch and sealed the victory for the Texans. By the way, that was the first touchdown of his NFL career.
Hopkins is starting to emerge as a solid option in the Texans’ offense. Houston never really had another receiving threat behind Andre Johnson. With Hopkins, the Texans now have two excellent weapons in their passing attack and if he can continue to develop, he has the potential to become one of the best receivers in the NFL.
Houston is going to be coming up on three tough opponents in the next three weeks. After Sunday’s performance against the Titans, I’m expecting Shaub to target Hopkins more and more. If he can continue to make big plays, he should help ignite the Houston offense.
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