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Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins is ‘one of the best, if not the best’ in the NFL says John Harbaugh

John Harbaugh, Texans, DeAndre Hopkins

The Houston Texans and Baltimore Ravens will take part in a much-anticipated matchup on Sunday. While everyone is speaking about Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson, John Harbaugh was very complimentary of DeAndre Hopkins.

“Everybody is on the same page, but number 10 (Hopkins) is one of the best, if not the best, in the league,” said coach Harbaugh on a Wednesday conference call. “He’s right there.”

In spite of a somewhat slow start to the season, Hopkins has totaled 68 receptions for 665 yards and four touchdowns for the Texans. Over the past three weeks, the All-Pro wide receiver has had two games where he caught at least nine passes and 100 yards.

The NFL is oozing with talent at the wide receiver position. So when an opposing head coach exclaims that you’re arguably the best wide receiver, it shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Throughout his first six years in the NFL, Hopkins has been the epitome of consistency. The Texans’ go-to wide receiver has caught 75 or more passes for at least 1,000 yards in four out of his past five seasons. Without a doubt, it’s likely that Hopkins posts another season with those numbers in 2019.

On Sunday, it will be an exciting contest between two of the most exciting quarterbacks in Watson and Jackson. At the same time, the matchup of Marlon Humphrey and Hopkins should be must-watch television as well.

Of all of the players on the field, Harbaugh seems to be enamored with Hopkins’ ability to make plays. Even with Baltimore spending plenty of time game-planning for the talented wideout, it’s hard to believe they slow him down.