It's been one hell of a ride tiger nation but I'm takin my talents to the next level #nfl— Deandre Hopkins (@Nukdabomb) January 10, 2013
Hopkins had an impressive junior campaign, notching 82 receptions for 1,408 yards and hauling in 18 touchdowns. Hopkins joins a relatively deep NFL Draft class of receivers that includes Keenan Allen, Robert Woods, Tavon Austin, Cordarrelle Patterson and others. However, Hopkins is getting a lot of attention as of late, and his stock appears to be rising at just the right time.
In SB Nation's latest mock draft, Hopkins is projected as one of the best wide receivers on the board, going as the 25th pick of the first round to the Seattle Seahawks. Things that really distinguish Hopkins are his impressive technique, which allows him to use his hands and precise route running to make solid catches while maintaining excellent body control.