Houston Texans first round draft pick, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, is having an outstanding training camp and impressing everyone. According to CSN Houston: “Wednesday was his best day until Thursday. Thursday was his best day until Friday. He just keeps getting better.”
That kind of optimism has the Texans excited about the direction of their offense. A credible second threat at wide receiver can only benefit the offense’s other focal points: receiver Andre Johnson, running back Arian Foster and tight end Owen Daniels.
According to Texans head coach Gary Kubiak, Hopkins hands are ‘exceptional.’
“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 the play. He’s got big strong hands and he’s a very physical player but that’s what he was in college.”
Kubiak has high expectations for Hopkins though.
“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.”