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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Purdue TE Brycen Hopkins

2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Purdue TE Brycen Hopkins
Purdue tight end Brycen Hopkins (89) runs in for a touchdown against Purdue during the first half of an NCAA college football game in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue Boilermakers

Career Snapshot
First-year starter who earned First Team All-Big Ten honors and made 61 catches for 830 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior in 2019. Named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten, caught 34 passes for 583 yards and two TDs and started four games as a junior.

Positives
Athletic tight end who displays himself as an outstanding pass catcher. Quickly releases off the line and gets into breaks, runs sharp routes, and has the ability to separate from defenders. Fights with his hands, comes back to the ball and extends to make the reception away from his frame. Agile, nicely adjusts to the errant throw, and shows no stiffness. Tough and plays while injured. Gives effort as a blocker.

Negatives
Shows a lot of inconsistency. Drops catchable throws and loses out in battles on occasion. Must work to secure receptions better. Lacks strength at the point, struggles to finish blocks and has a tendency to fall off opponents.

Analysis
Hopkins is developing into a solid tight end and comes with huge upside. He needs a lot of work on his overall game, but he’s a second day or mid-round prospect who could eventually develop into a starter at the next level.

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