Originally posted on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 7/23/13
The Houston Texans may not have made the most headlines during the 2013 NFL Draft, but they seemed to exceed expectations, address almost all of their needs and get great value throughout the three-day festivities. We knew well in advance which position the Texans were going to go with their first round pick, but we weren’t exactly sure which receiver was going to hear his name announced with the No. 27 overall pick. Since everyone with the exception of Tavon Austin was still on the board, it was no surprise that the Texans went with their guy—DeAndre Hopkins out of Clemson. Photo Credit: HoustonTexans.com “We love this guy,” Texans GM Rick Smith said after the draft. “He is a guy who we thought could best come into this situation and help us the quickest, and not only quickly but this guy can evolve and develop into quite a player.” In three seasons at Clemson, Hopkins set school receiving records with 3,020 yards and 27 touchdowns.  As a junior in 2012, he chalked up 82 catches fo...
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