Where does former Clemson and current Arizona Cardinals star Deandre Hopkins rank among the NFL’s top 10 wide receivers for the 2021 season?
ESPN is releasing a series of rankings position-by-position, based on the network’s survey of more than 50 league executives, coaches, scouts and players.
Voters gave ESPN their best 10 to 15 players at a position, and ESPN then took those votes and ranked players based on the number of top-10 votes they received, as well as composite average, interviews, research and film-study help from ESPN NFL analyst Matt Bowen.
With all that considered, Hopkins checks in as the No. 2 wideout in the NFL heading into the 2021 season on ESPN’s list, behind only Davante Adams of the Green Bay Packers.
“He’s not a blazer, but who cares — the guy just wins,” an NFC offensive coach said, via the ESPN+ article from staff writer Jeremy Fowler. “With those big hands and long arms, and the way he competes, I’m not sure I’d want anyone else to make a catch for me if I needed one play with the game on the line.”
Added a veteran AFC defensive coach, per ESPN: “He never really separates from you but he’s so strong that if you’re not physical he will push you around.”
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