“Roddy is from South Carolina, so he’s one of the guys that I’ve been watching since he was in college,” Hopkins told D. Orlando Ledbetter after the team's held a joint practice. “Julio is one of the best to play at this position, so of course I watched him.”
And though Hopkins did have the opportunity to tell the players he admires their talents, he decided not to approach either.
“I had the chance to, but I didn’t want to go over there and be like a fan," Hopkins said.
In his rookie season last year, Hopkins caught 52 passes for 802 yards and two touchdowns.
- Sarah Barshop