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Kubiak Feels First-Round Pick Hopkins Is A Special Talent

DeAndre Hopkins

Texans coach Gary Kubiak ended this weekend’s three-day minicamp just like he started it – impressed with first-round draft pick DeAndre Hopkins, Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Hopkins showed his athleticism with impressive catches throughout the three-day session which included five practices. He showed his competitive nature, too, not afraid to do a little talking on the field.

“He’s special,” Kubiak said. “Ball skills are extremely special. Very long; long arms. Big hands; you saw the catch he made out here today. He’s going to help us early and we know that and that’s why we brought him here. Right now it’s really a matter of settling him down mentally and learning what he’s doing so all the skill keeps taking over where it’s not a bog-down process. It’s going to be a big six weeks for him.”

The Texans took Hopkins with the 27th overall selection in last month’s draft.

“I think our evaluation was pretty good,” offensive coordinator Rick Dennison said. “He’s right where we want him. We just have to keep developing and keep working at it.”

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