Arizona Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins ranked in Top 10 of NFL Top 100

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic
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The Arizona Cardinals traded for one of the NFL's 10 best players in the offseason.

At least according to voting done by NFL players.

The NFL Network is counting down the 100 best players in the league entering the 2020 season, based on player voting, and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was unveiled as the No. 8 player in the league on Wednesday night.

Hopkins was No. 11 in the voting last season.

Hopkins had 104 catches for 1,165 yards and seven touchdowns in the regular season last season with the Texans and is known for his sure hands, rarely dropping passes. He played in 15 regular season games.

Arizona acquired him in the offseason in a deal that included sending running back David Johnson to the Houston Texans.

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Five Cardinals are in the 2020 rankings.

Joining Hopkins are safety Budda Baker, who was ranked No. 97, quarterback Kyler Murray (No. 90), wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (No. 69) and defensive end Chandler Jones (No. 15).

With Hopkins now on the team and Murray in his second season, the Cardinals' offense has received a lot of hype for 2020, with some predicting the team as a playoff contender.

Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) figures to be a huge addition to the Arizona Cardinals' offense.

Pro Football Focus recently ranked Hopkins the ninth-best player in the NFL for the upcoming season and No. 3 among wide receivers.

It had Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons at No. 3 and Michael Thomas of the New Orleans Saints at No. 6.

Sam Monson wrote of Hopkins: "What DeAndre Hopkins has been able to do in his NFL career with the quarterbacks he’s worked with, outside of Deshaun Watson, has been remarkable. He should be able to maintain strong quarterback play heading into 2020 with a new team and Kyler Murray under center. Over the past three years, no receiver has a higher PFF receiving grade than Hopkins’ 93.7 mark, and he has the fourth-most contested catches — all while dropping just 11 passes on 469 targets."

Thomas also earned a Top 10 selection in the NFL Top 100 for 2020, coming in at No. 5. Jones was ranked No. 11.

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