Hopkins on Seahawks DBs: 'They're human'

Hopkins on Seahawks DBs: 'They're human'
September 27, 2013, 1:45 pm
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Heading into Week 4, DeAndre Hopkins leads all NFL rookies in yards (243) and is tied atop the league in receptions (18).

Hopkins was asked what he thought about ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. calling him the best rookie out there right now.

"Mel Kiper also said I was probably going to be a bust so I really don’t pay attention to what analysts say," Hopkins said sitting at his locker on Friday.

Sunday against the Seahawks, Hopkins will be going against one of the biggest secondaries in the NFL.

"Everything has to be crisp, every route," Hopkins said Friday. "They’re long, so you gotta go up and attack the ball."

Hopkins said he's gone against big corners before. The first round pick said he couldn't remember his name, but in college he went against a corner at LSU that was 6-4. The rookie hasn't been in awe of much during his first NFL season and Seattle's secondary is no different.

"They’re human," Hopkins said. "They make mistakes just like we make mistakes. Just gotta capitalize on every play. I feel we got a good game plan going in so I feel confident about this week."

In the Texans' overtime win over the Titans, Hopkins finished with seven catches for 117 yards. It was the second highest number of receiving yards by a Texans rookie receiver since Andre Johnson finished with 122 yards against the Bills November 16th, 2003.


Gary Kubiak said Friday that he believes Andre Johnson will start Sunday against the Seahawks. Johnson was unable to finish last week's game against the Ravens due to a bruised shin.

All Pro left tackle Duane Brown missed practice Friday as he continues to battle turf toe. he will be a game time decision Sunday.