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DeAndre Hopkins Named To AP NFL All-Pro First Team (Again)

The best stays the best.

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DeAndre Hopkins finished the 2019 season with 104 catches on 150 targets for 1,165 yards and 7 touchdowns. He averaged 11.2 yards a reception and 7.8 yards a target. Most importantly, he was third in the league with 68 receptions that converted a first down, 9 behind Julio Jones and 23 behind Michael Thomas.

This season also saw a change in the way Nuk is utilized. The Texans’ offense had him work the middle of the field more often, line up in the slot more often, and utilize his spectacular ability to release off the line of scrimmage with jabs and fakes and slaps to break into the center of the field. He also improved at recognizing coverage and finding the soft spots in the zone to create easy throws for Deshaun Watson.

Despite changing from a hyper-efficient sideline receiver to a more of a middle of the field first down creator, Hopkins was named to the AP NFL’s First All-Pro Team. He was the only Texans to be named to either a first or second team.

I’d say the Texans have gotten a pretty good return on that five-year contract extension, wouldn’t you?

You can find the rest of the selections here.