DeAndre Hopkins Scouting Report
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NFL Draft > 2013 Prospects > WR > DeAndre Hopkins

DeAndre Hopkins Scouting Report

Position: WR
Conference: ACC
School: Clemson Tigers
Year/Status: Senior
Jersey Number: #6
Height & Weight: 6'1 - 205 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Second Round
Drafted 1.27 in 2013 by HOU

2013 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.57
Bench press15
Vertical jump36.0
Broad jump115
20-yard shuttle4.50

2013 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson

Clemson University wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has stepped up in a big way this year, stealing the spotlight from his teammate WR Sammy Watkins.

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.

Last Updated Apr-20-2013 by Matt De Lima

3 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

He is a 1st round talent. I project he goes to Pittsburgh in the 2nd round. Clemson will miss his determination and big play ability. He read defenses well and sets up corners towards his strengths: Speed,Jumping ability,Great hands and toughness. His blocking is phenominal and he doesnt take off plays. In the win against LSU Andre Ellington ran 3 sweeps to his side for 36 yards. His 4th-16 catch in the Chick-fila bowl VS LSU set the tone for the Tigers to end the season enthusiastically. Clemson should rank in the Top #10 this Season. With the anticipation of Clemson Vs Georgia, the 1st game of the season in Clemson, "Nuk" will be sorely missed! Good Luck in the NFL my Alumni buddy!

Posted by:
kingtut499 03/30/13 09:26 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

I am a huge FSU fan and Hopkins killed us. I am not a huge proponent of individual skills testing but rather use the eye test to evaluate talent. Hopkins will be a star in the NFL. I hope the Rams draft him and montee ball. I would be ecstatic.

Posted by:
gornicz88 04/19/13 04:39 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

well by him trashing a motel room is already show he immature, that could be a problem, but i see him as a top 30 pick if he puts it all 2gether, good hands, not fast but he could fall 2 the third round, but a safe pick in 2 round.

Posted by:
clayton 04/22/13 03:12 PM

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