In the last 10 years, the Houston Texans have drafted one wide receiver in the first round of the NFL draft and that is DeAndre Hopkins. To say this big-handed wide receiver has lofty expectations would be a gross understatement. After another one-playoff-win season in 2012, the fans in Houston are starting to get rather restless. Therefore, the Texans are adamant about their top players stepping up this fall and not coming up short when it matters most.
One of those players is quarterback Matt Schaub, who is definitely feeling some heat after bringing Houston to just two playoff wins in six years as the Texans’ starter. It’s safe to say that Schaub’s 2013 campaign is going to be a career-defining year and he has to be excited about the team finally ponying up and using a top draft pick on a play-making offensive weapon like Hopkins.
Andre Johnson is about as consistent as it gets in terms of NFL wide outs, so don’t expect Schaub to just completely forget about good ‘ole No. 80. With that being said, Hopkins has the kind of speed to open the field up for this Texans’ offense. In turn, slot receiver Keshawn Martin should have great looks and mature in this his second year in Houston. Not to mention, tight end Owen Daniels and even running back Arian Foster should be open in the middle of the field as well.
Long story short; Hopkins will help this Texans’ offense more than he will hurt it and the NFL world be get a first-hand view on Monday.