DeAndre Hopkins Scouting Report
|Height & Weight:||6'1 - 205 lbs.|
|Draft Prediction:||Second Round|
2013 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
Also goes by the nickname "Nuk" (sounds like "nuke"). A good route runner who loves to make plays once the ball is in his hands. Snatches the ball out of the air. Gets upfield in a hurry and is not afraid to sacrifice his body to move the ball forward. Has adequate height and is in good shape. Worked a lot of short passes at Clemson (screens and hitches). Not a polished route runner and wastes a lot of motion in making his cuts. Does have a nice explosion off the line.
Flashes big play potential. YAC monster. Locates the ball relatively well. Decent downfield blocker, very willing to mix it up. Shows good concentration on goal-line fade and can secure the ball away from his body. Seems to step up against big-time opponents. Above-average speed and accelerates well to create separation. Will need to add more muscle. Very lean through the middle. Not a natural hands catcher.
Had a red flag issue occur at the NFL Scouting Combine. Reports indicated that Hopkins and Rutgers WR Mark Harrison trashed a hotel room and left it in serious disarray. This problem could negatively impact his draft stock.
Hopkins projects as a second round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
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