Make room, Aaron Dobson. We've got another rookie wide receiver getting the Larry Fitzgerald comparison. This time, it's Texans wideout DeAndre Hopkins , and the love came from head coach Gary Kubiak on Friday.
"I don't want to compare him to anybody but I think someone that I saw that young would probably be Larry Fitzgerald with that kind of hand-eye coordination and that kind of focus," Kubiak said of Hopkins. "It's great to have him on our team; it's a huge weapon for us."
Kubiak wasn't close to being done lauding the rookie. Here is a sampling of what else he said about Hopkins today:
"I know he's going to be a big part of our football team. He'll make us better and boy is he working toward doing that. He's been exceptional.
"It's amazing. He's very, very talented. He goes to get at his highest point. Whenever a ball is thrown, you put your money on DeAndre."
Kubiak also called Hopkins' hands "exceptional," and said every cornerback who lines up one-on-one against him in camp "is at a disadvantage."
If it was up to Kubiak, it sounds like Hopkins would be going straight to the Pro Bowl at the end of the year. But the reality is Hopkins is still a rookie in a run-first offense that is led by a very average quarterback. Although he should be better than Kevin Walter, Jacoby Jones, and the other wideouts the Texans have trotted out next to Andre Johnson through the years, he is only a WR3 in re-draft leagues. But his dynasty upside is large.