The superstar, DeAndre Hopkins
Perhaps the absolute dumbest thing said ever came during the first episode of ‘Hard Knocks’ with the Texans last season. The narrator was discussing the team letting Andre Johnson go and said that DeAndre Hopkins was competing to win the number one job at receiver.
Anyone who watched the team at all knew that the main reason Houston was ready to move on from the veteran Johnson is because Hopkins was the number one receiver, and had progressed enough to surpass Andre.
Weight: 218 pounds
Career receptions: 239
Career yards: 3,533
Career TDs: 19
It was never a question of whether or not “Nuk” would be the main guy, but how good could he be. It didn’t take long for him to show just how good he could be as he hauled in nine receptions for 98 yards and two scores in the team’s opening game in 2015.
He finished the year with 111 receptions for 1,521 yards and a franchise best 11 touchdown receptions. The scary part for opponents is that he put up those sensational numbers with a revolving door at quarterback.
Imagine what he can do now that the team seems to have rectified their troubling situation under center.
Season prediction: 115 receptions, 1630 yards, 14 TDs
Next: The versatile veteran