Earlier this week we announced that PFF announced that Benardrick McKinney, Kareem Jackson, Deshaun Watson, J.J. Watt, and Jadeveon Clowney had been named to PFF’s Top 101 players list. The top ten wasn’t released. There was one name missing from it. DeAndre Hopkins.
The top ten came out yesterday, and Hopkins was named second, Aaron Donald was first, and he was also named offensive player of the year. This is what they had to say:
Top 101 appearances: 3
It clearly didn’t matter where he lined up, where he was targeted or whether he had to fight for the ball or not, Hopkins was in a class of his own this season, and it all led to the NFL’s highest overall (92.0) and receiving grade (92.2) at the position. His 115 catchable targets without a drop not only set the PFF record, but it also crushed the previous record of 60 held by Randall Cobb that he set back in 2016.
I’m glad that he’s glad.