2013 NFL Draft: Houston Texans Select WR DeAndre Hopkins In The 1st Round

Joshua S. Kelly-US PRESSWIRE

After months of tedious speculation, the Houston Texans finally made their 1st round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

After months of waiting, debating, speculating, and mocking, the Houston Texans finally made their first round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

With the 27th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans selected DeAndre Hopkins, wide receiver from Clemson University.

I originally crushed hard for Hopkins, but I thought he had pushed his stock out of Houston's reach. With Hopkins, Houston gets a guy with incredible hands, smooth route-running abilities, someone who stepped up when Sammy Watkins went down, a good character guy, and someone who is going to work hard to stand next to Andre Johnson. This is all spur of the moment reaction, but I absolutely love this pick. Houston finally has a worthy second starting wide receiver.

I can't imagine why anyone would be upset with this pick. Hopkins is the real deal, and he's a Houston Texan.

What say you, faithful Texans fans? Is this a good pick? A bad pick? Leave your sage breakdown and reaction, for history's sake, in the comments below.

Stick with Battle Red Blog as we'll have more detailed analysis on this pick, Houston's next picks, round one, and the NFL Draft throughout the weekend.

PS: I should have stuck with my original mock. Or the second one.

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