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DeAndre Hopkins Looks Like A Hero In PFF Top 20

Wide receiver No. 17 on list of best current NFL players

Considering DeAndre Hopkins is probably getting a little down time before the Cardinals report to training camp in late July, it's still been a memorable week for the wide receiver, albeit indirectly.

The Valley Oop game-winning bucket by a fellow Deandre (Ayton) led to comparisons to Hopkins' catch in the Hail Murray (which in itself is in the running for the sports play of the year at the ESPYS) and a Deandre tweet from Hopkins himself.

Then Thursday, D-Hop got the comic book hero treatment from Pro Football Focus as the website continued to unveil its own top 50 current NFL players list. Hopkins, thus far the lone Cardinal (and perhaps the only one on the list ultimately), came in at 17 -- between Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey at 16 and Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill at 18.

"His signature play was a phenomenal catch on a Hail Mary where he outjumped multiple defenders to come down with an improbable touchdown," PFF wrote. "but Hopkins was also the second-leading receiver in the league in terms of yardage and generated 2.25 yards per route run despite a very predictable alignment pattern and an average depth of target of just 9.0 yards."

Hopkins PFF comic

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