DeAndre Hopkins from Clemson is coming out. I'm not sure what the Dolphins think of Hopkins, but this bodes well for our chances to get an impact receiver in the 1st or 2nd round. With news that both Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson leaving, we could find ourselves in prime position for the WR we ultimately want. The more dynamic receivers coming out, the better the chance that one of them falls down the board to us.
I like DeAndre Hopkins' RAC ability, and he's definitely explosive. If you watch him against Tharold Simon of LSU in the bowl game, he completely owned him. Forget the stats from that game...13 catches for 191 and 2 tds. What impressed me is that he consistently dominated coverage from guys that will be playing on Sunday. I think his performance also has to be considered in light of the fact that he was the focal point of the offense and drew most of the defense's attention with Sammy Watkins out of the lineup, and Hopkins still dominated. The foot speed is elite, the short area burst is elite and he can create separation. He's got good size at 6'1 -6'2, 195-200 lbs. My biggest concerns are that I haven't seen much of him as a blocker...not asked to do too much of it at Clemson, and of course he needs to learn a pro-style offense route tree.
I throw it out for discussion. What do you guys think of Hopkins?