Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins sets Pro Football Focus record for most catchable targets without a drop
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has made a case for himself as the league’s premier pass-catcher. There is no shortage of statistics from Pro Football Focus to solidify this notion.
Hopkins has long boasted one of the best pairs of hands in the league. He was able to do the seemingly impossible by setting a Pro Football Focus record for most catchable passes without a drop this season.
Nuk set the PFF record for most catchable targets (105) without a drop this season pic.twitter.com/oREW5KGY1N
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) February 10, 2019
The notion that a wide receiver as busy as Hopkins could accomplish such a feat seems almost too good to be true. Perhaps even more impressive is the degree of difficulty that is involved with the catches he makes.
There may have been a few passes here and there that were not attributed as drops to Hopkins, however, the numbers show that he is usually catching the ball any time it is in his vicinity.
Although Hopkins spent most of his career playing at a high level without any stability under center, he has flourished with the emergence of quarterback Deshaun Watson.
His spectacular drop rate– or lack thereof — led to yet another stellar outing as he finished the season with 115 receptions for 1,572 yards and 11 touchdowns en route to his third Pro Bowl.
There is no question that expectations are higher than ever in Houston. Fortunately, the Texans can take solace in the fact that they have a wideout that is already at the pinnacle of his profession.
It will be interesting to see if Hopkins can continue to top his own mark moving forward.