DeAndre Hopkins Rises in Chick Fil’ A Bowl

Updated: December 31, 2012

deandreThe worst thing that happened for Clemson was a blessing in disguise for DeAndre Hopkins. Clemson’s Junior wide receiver was thought of as a second round pick as best, as he is usually an afterthought next to super Sophomore Sammy Watkins. Well, Hopkins showed he is no second potato.

After Watkins went out of the game with a sprained ankle, Hopkins went H.A.M. as they say. He posted a Chick Fil’ A Bowl record of 190 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns. All of this against the mighty LSU Tigers aka “DB-U.”

On the LSU side, Bernie Logan has played well. He blocked a kick. Sam Montgomery has been disruptive. But Barkevious Mingo looked like the player that once was thought of as the #1 pick in many mock drafts. I’ve said it before, in another year he could easily be he #1 overall pick… the door still isn’t closed on that happening by the way.

Mingo, Hopkins… *whew* this was an instant classic folks. Make sure you find a replay of the 2013 Chick Fil A Bowl if you didn’t get to see it!

(Just in case you are wondering I’m liking Hopkins in the pick 30-40 range.)


  1. sfhsfsfj

    December 31, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    He deserves to go in the 1st round. He completely shut out Eric Reid. I think Tahj Boyd(if he declares) should go up aswell.

    • D. Wash

      January 2, 2013 at 5:53 pm

      He made Reid look really bad.

      Boyd should come back for next season. He has an outside shot of going in the first in 2014

  2. Ronnie H.

    January 3, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    DeAndre was never considered anything but the best receiver on the team. All he did for himself against LSU was increase his draft stock among Justin Hinter, Cordarelle Patterson, and Keenan Allen.