Will DeAndre Hopkins End Up Being a Steal For the Houston Texans?

By Dan Parzych
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The Houston Texans have emerged as one of the top contenders in the AFC over the last two seasons, but they still need numerous areas in need of fixing if they’re going to have any chance of being one of the best once again in 2013. While the team already has one of the top wide receivers in Andre Johnson, they’ve been looking for a reliable No. 2 wideout for quite some time–which is where DeAndre Hopkins comes into play.

Houston selected Hopkins with the 27th pick in this year’s draft and as crazy as it sounds–the former Clemson star has an opportunity to make an immediate impact during his rookie season. There was a reason why Hopkins was considered one of the top wide receivers in this year’s draft class and the Texans hope he’s just what they’ve been looking for in a No. 2 wide receiver.

Johnson is clearly one of the top wide receivers in the league, but Hopkins could benefit the most from this situation as he should see more passes thrown his way with defenders focusing most of their attention on Houston’s No. 1 wideout. Only time will tell when it comes to whether or not this move will pay off for the Texans, but early indications based off his career at Clemson show Hopkins may just be what the Texans have been looking for on offense.

Plus, Hopkins gets to have one of the league’s top quarterbacks in Matt Schaub passing him the football–which is always a plus.

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