Will DeAndre Hopkins Pay Off For the Houston Texans in 2013?

By Dan Parzych
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If there was anything to take away from the Houston Texans heading into the 2013 NFL Draft, it was they were in desperate need of help at finding another wide receiver to bring on board next season. Even if they have one of the top wide receivers in football in Andre Johnson, they still needed a solid No. 2 option for Matt Schaub to throw to in the passing game–which is where DeAndre Hopkins comes into play.

Hopkins was considered one of the top wideouts heading into the draft and there’s no question he has what it takes to make an immediate impact as a rookie during the 2013 season. Lucky for Hopkins, the former Clemson star should benefit from playing alongside Johnson and see more passes thrown his way–which means he could be in for a big rookie season.

Houston has emerged as one of the top teams in the AFC over the last two seasons, but a consistent No. 2 wide receiver is something they’ve been in search of for quite some time. It may be early, but the opportunity is Hopkins’ to lose at this point considering the Texans will be looking to use him as much as possible right away.

Hopkins showed plenty of potential during his time at Clemson and if his college career is any indication of what to expect–Hopkins could turn out to be worth the risk for the Texans not just as a rookie, but over the course of his career.

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