Quote Originally Posted by steelz09 View Post
"Can't touch this" - MC Hammer

Hopkins 2013 stats:

2012 Game Log Receiving
DATE OPP RESULT REC YDS AVG LNG TD
9/1 @Auburn W 26-19 13 119 9.2 25 1
9/8 Ball State W 52-27 6 105 17.5 34 3
9/15 Furman W 41-7 7 95 13.6 27 0
9/22 @Florida State L 49-37 5 88 17.6 60 1
9/29 @Boston College W 45-31 11 197 17.9 58 1
10/6 Georgia Tech W 47-31 7 173 24.7 58 2
10/20 Virginia Tech W 38-17 3 68 22.7 37 1
10/25 @Wake Forest W 42-13 6 64 10.7 25 1
11/3 @Duke W 56-20 4 128 32.0 58 3
11/10 Maryland W 45-10 4 59 14.8 28 1
11/17 North Carolina State W 62-48 2 75 37.5 62 1
11/24 South Carolina L 27-17 1 43 43.0 43 1
Chick-fil-A BOWL
12/31 LSU W 25-24 13 191 14.7 31 2

Tavon Austin Stats:

DATE OPP RESULT REC YDS AVG LNG TD
9/1 Marshall W 69-34 10 53 5.3 15 1
9/15 James Madison W 42-12 11 113 10.3 35 1
9/22 Maryland W 31-21 13 179 13.8 44 3
9/29 Baylor W 70-63 14 215 15.4 52 2
10/6 @Texas W 48-45 10 102 10.2 40 1
10/13 @Texas Tech L 49-14 10 92 9.2 38 0
10/20 Kansas State L 55-14 6 34 5.7 11 1
11/3 TCU L 39-38 (2OT) 11 101 9.2 43 1
11/10 @Oklahoma State L 55-34 11 79 7.2 17 1
11/17 Oklahoma L 50-49 4 82 20.5 41 0
11/23 @Iowa State W 31-24 6 99 16.5 75 1
12/1 Kansas W 59-10 4 110 27.5 44 0
NEW ERA PINSTRIPE BOWL
12/29 @Syracuse L 38-14 4 30 7.5 13 0

Tavon Austin Receiving Totals:

REC YDS TD AVG LONG
114 1289 12 11.3 75

DeAndre Hopkins Receiving Totals:

REC YDS TD AVG LONG
82 1405 18 17.1 62

IMO, Hopkins played against tougher competition. Hopkins was consistent throughout the entire year. Why did Austin drop off so dramatically?

Austin's best receiving game = Baylor. Not knocking Austin here (he's a good player) but Baylor's defense is barely a cut above pee wee football.

Hopkins best game was on Clemson's biggest stage of the year... against LSU in the Chick-fil-a bowl in which he streaded LSU's defense and won the game with a critical catch on 4th down late in the 4th quarter. Not to mention against a defense that is loaded with NFL prospects.

Don't forget... Tavon had 350 YARDS RUSHING against Oklahoma this year. All the more reason I take Austin. The kid is versatile.