Written by Niedria Kenny, Staff Writer
On Friday, April 26th; just before round 2 and 3 of the NFL Draft began, a press conferance was held for first round draft pick, WR DeAndre Hopkins from Clemson.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Hopkins quietly, as we entered the elevator at the Verizon West club entrance. A seemingly humble and down to earth Hopkins was accompanied by his mother Sabrina Greenlee. They both expressed their excitement to come to Houston. Shortly after, he addressed Houston media.
(on what it means to him to share this success with his mother) “She is here because she’s my mother and I love her more than any other woman. We’ve been through a lot as a family. So this time, right now, we’re enjoying it. It’s a relief off our shoulders. It feels like we can relax just a little bit, but still a lot of work to do.”
(on coming into a strong offense) “Of course, we’ve got a great quarterback in Matt (Schaub), and great running backs and great wide receivers. I just have to come in and do my job. We’ve got a lot of pieces to the puzzle to win the Super Bowl and I feel like I have a great cast around me to help me grow as a rookie.”
(on how he plans from learning from the veteran receivers like Andre Johnson) “I’m not going to bug them too much, he’s a grown man he has his own life. I’m going to make sure that he teaches me what he knows so that I can be in his position come 11 years from now.”