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DeAndre Hopkins
Rec Yards TD
82 1405 18
Team: Clemson TigersHeight: 6-1 Born: 6/6/1992
Position: WRWeight: 200 Hometown: Central, SC
Class-Eligibility: Jr-Jr


Scouting Report
In his final season at Clemson, Hopkins emerged as one of the most valuable commodities for NFL teams - a potential franchise receiver. He had a school-record 1,405 yards and averaged 17.1 per catch, along with an ACC-record 18 touchdowns, prompting him to depart for the pros after his junior year. He set Clemson career records for receiving yards (3,020), 100-yard receiving games (12) and touchdown catches (27), including at least one score in each of the last 12 games. Hopkins closed his college career with 13 catches for 191 yards and two TDs in a Chick-Fil-A Bowl victory over LSU, making a sliding, 26-yard catch on fourth-and-16 to keep the Tigers' winning drive alive in the 25-24 win. Such efforts have him going in the late first round in several mock drafts, projections apparently too good for him to pass up. Hopkins' ascent into an elite receiving prospect probably isn't a big surprise after he had 978 yards and five touchdowns in 2011 playing as the second receiver to Sammy Watkins. A strong route runner, Hopkins boasts good hands and is excellent at catching the ball in tight spaces and gaining yards after the catch, using calculated bursts and stop-and-go moves to elude tacklers. Though not the biggest receiver, he has outstanding instincts and is tough and quick. He's aggressive going for the ball in the air using excellent body control and fights for every ball thrown his way. A strong performance at the NFL combine should enhance his stock, as he earned an overall score of 87.8 out of 100. Perhaps the biggest concern surrounding Hopkins is that he lacks the prototypical height for an outside receiver, and he also may need to get stronger. However, he seems to have an innate understanding of the position and might be able to contribute more quickly as a rookie than other first-year receivers. His sound fundamentals, intangibles and track record of consistent production make it unlikely that he'll last past the first round.

Career Passing Stats

Year Team G Cmp Att Comp % Yds Yd/A TDs Int Sacked Yds
2011 Clem  14 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2012 Clem  13 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Career   39 0 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2010 Clem  12 0 0 - 0 51 626 12.3 4
2011 Clem  14 0 0 - 0 72 978 13.6 5
2012 Clem  13 0 0 - 0 82 1405 17.1 18
Career   39 0 0 - 0 205 3009 14.7 27

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2010 Clem  12 2 33 16.5 0 2 32 16.0 0
2011 Clem  14 10 49 4.9 0 0 0 - 0
Career   39 12 82 6.8 0 2 32 16.0 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/1/2012 @ Auburn 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 13 119 9.2 1 25
9/8/2012 BallSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 6 105 17.5 3 34
9/15/2012 Furman 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 7 95 13.6 0 27
9/22/2012 @ FlaSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 5 88 17.6 1 60
9/29/2012 @ BC 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 11 197 17.9 1 58
10/6/2012 GaTech 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 7 173 24.7 2 58
10/20/2012 VaTech 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 3 68 22.7 1 37
10/25/2012 @ Wake 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 6 64 10.7 1 25
11/3/2012 @ Duke 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 4 128 32.0 3 58
11/10/2012 MD 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 4 59 14.8 1 28
11/17/2012 NCSU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 2 75 37.5 1 62
11/24/2012 SC 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 1 43 43.0 1 43
12/31/2012 LSU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 13 191 14.7 2 31