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Houston Texans coach praises WR DeAndre Hopkins


The Houston Texans have been looking for help at wide receiver. Matt Schaub needs more weapons and a solid #2 receiver would take attention of Andre Johnson and Arian Foster as well. The Texans went out and drafted DeAndre Hopkins and head coach Gary Kubiak is singing his praises.

“First off, my expectations for him are tremendous. That’s why we drafted him. That’s why we put him in the position we put him in very quickly. He’s going to play across from a great player,” Kubiak explained Friday, via the Texans website. “I’ll always tell you, we’re going to do what we think we have to do to win. How many balls does that mean he’s going to catch? I don’t know, but 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.”

Hopkins hands have been equally impressive.

“They’re exceptional,” Kubiak said. “All the contested stuff is what he’s exceptional at. When it’s close and it’s him and another guy, he makes a play because he’s got big strong hands and he’s a very physical player. That’s what he was at Clemson too.”

With a player like this the Texans will work to get the ball in his hands.

“You’ve got certain positions you may want to put him in. That may change you a little bit, but I think he can do everything that we do. It’s just nice to be balanced. Somebody wants to take something away, it’s nice to know that you’re good and balanced and can go either way with the football.”

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