Player Projection: Wide Receiver DeAndre Hopkins


The Houston Texans look to expand upon a successful 2014 season where they finished 9-7 under first year head coach Bill O’Brien. As we inch closer and closer to the start of the 2015 season we here at the Toro Times want to take a look at what can be expected from key players on the roster this season.

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Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is next on our list of player predictions as he enters 2015 as the unquestioned number one receiver with the departure of former receiver Andre Johnson.

Hopkins has moved on from having Johnson as a teammate and looks to build on a break-out year from 2014.

A Look Back

Hopkins was a star coming out of Clemson after totaling 206 receptions for 3,020 yards and 27 touchdowns in his three collegiate seasons. His most impressive year was his senior year in 2012 where he had 82 receptions for 1,405 yards and 18 touchdowns.

His stellar numbers were good enough to see DeAndre selected with the 27th overall pick by Houston. With 52 catches for over 800 yards as a rookie he showed a lot of promise. He proved he can be a star the following year with 76 catches for 1,210 yards and six scores.

What To Expect In 2015

Hopkins is quickly becoming a complete receiver and looks to continue to improve and now finds himself as the player with the best skill set in the receiving corps.

He will lead out a combination of young players and veterans like Cecil Shorts, Nate Washington, Jaelen Strong and Keith Mumphery this year.

“Nuk” now finds himself as the leader of the unit, and plans to show how to get things done on the field with his actions, rather than talking.

DeAndre should continue to see his stats rise as the hope is a more stable situation at quarterback this season. Also with him being the top dog, I expect passes to go his way early and often.

Toro Times Bold Prediction For DeAndre Hopkins

84 receptions for 1,365 yards with 9 touchdowns.

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