Texans selected Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins with the No. 27 overall pick.
After 10 years, the Texans finally have a legitimate No. 2 receiver opposite Andre Johnson. Hopkins (6-1, 214) overtook ballyhooed sophomore Sammy Watkins to be Tajh Boyd's top target in Clemson's 2012 offense, pacing the Tigers in receptions (82), yards (1,405) and scores (18). He averaged 17.1 yards per catch. Although he lacks elite speed (4.57 forty), Hopkins is a pro-ready route runner with big (10"), reliable hands. His playing style is (very) similar to Roddy White's. Like Cal's Keenan Allen, Hopkins is a classic "Z" receiver who should flourish on the strong side of the formation and in the slot. Thu, Apr 25, 2013 11:11:00 PM