Swinney thought Hopkins needed another year at Clemson


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Pos: WR   Height: 6-2   Weight: 205   Hometown: Central, SC (D.W. Daniel HS)  
Years Played: 2010 - 2012

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said at his season wrap up press conference on Friday that he thought DeAndre HopkinsDeAndre Hopkins
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needed another year at Clemson. Swinney believes unless you are a 1st rounder it's not worth giving up your senior year and Hopkins received "as high as second round grade from the NFL". Swinney said it was not a matter of whether he thinks Hopkins can be successful in the NFL.

"I personally think he will not be just a good pro but a great pro," said Swinney. "I think he has the potential to play a long time."

Swinney said it will be tough for Hopkins to be a first round pick this year, but he would take him in the first round if he could.

"I know I am biased but I am taking Nuk Hopkins because of the things I know about him," said Swinney.

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spacer Football Player Update: Swinney thought Hopkins needed another year at Clemson
B-Meist®
spacer Coach Swinney is bias personified?
camcgee®
spacer biased toward his players being successful in the NFL is fine.***
tiger_swimmer®
spacer Darn near perfect statement...
hufferbilly®
spacer Re: Coach Swinney is bias personified?
JDTigerB®
spacer Always wants what's best for his players which is not always
Tiger5
spacer Imagine that, the coach of his current team wishes he was
CharlestonTom®
spacer I understand Swinney's thought process...
ClemfanWV
spacer Not really thrilled with this statement.
Tiger Woods
spacer He is echoing what Nuk's draft report stated
grover173
spacer He said he'd taken him in the 1st rd - what's your beef?***
RC Tiger®
spacer Cullen Harper & DeAndre McDaniel showed why Dabo is wrong.
Razzmatazz
spacer Cullen Harper??? Really???***
RC Tiger®
spacer No doubt. Harper was damaged goods post 07 BC anyway
supertiger
spacer Cullen Harper's draft status dropped from junior to senior.***
Razzmatazz
spacer You think Dabo lacks credibility with the players?
Drobins
spacer You don't see a conflict of interest? Wow! None? Really?
Razzmatazz
spacer I don't have a link to any article but if I remember
Orange®
spacer Did you ever think that maybe just maybe
CU2013®
spacer My word. Do you enjoy making a fool out of yourself?***
WillPhil
spacer CJ seems perfectly happy so what's your beef?***
Tiger5
spacer Re: Cullen Harper & DeAndre McDaniel showed why Dabo is wrong.
ruatiger®
spacer Hopkins, I, and everybody but Dabo have it figured out.***
Razzmatazz
spacer Is Mel Kiper considered part of "everybody"?
WillPhil
spacer Re: Cullen Harper & DeAndre McDaniel showed why Dabo is wrong.
jsebe10®
spacer McDaniel coveted after sr. year but undrafted. I'm the idiot***
Razzmatazz
spacer When somone tries to use Cullen Harper to solidify a weak
WillPhil
spacer DMac's issue was related to speed... Did Dabo make him
CM Shack
spacer DMac would have been drafted higher after his stellar jr. yr
Razzmatazz
spacer You shouldn't post speculation in the form of definitive
WillPhil
spacer Nope...FSs with no range don't get drafted...Speed would
CM Shack
spacer Cullen Harper wouldn't have been an NFL QB
Tigerfansince1972®
spacer I don't see a problem with this statement
grover173
spacer Re: I don't see a problem with this statement
ancientorange
spacer Re: I don't see a problem with this statement
ruatiger®
spacer absolutely nothing wrong with this statement.. and those who
easleytigr®
spacer Re: Football Player Update: Swinney thought Hopkins needed another year at Clemson
hufferbilly®
spacer Nothing wrong with Dabos statement/opinion, except hes wrong
OldeDoggTrey
spacer Looks like we have a bunch of Gamecock fans on this board
Repping_C_Town
spacer Nuk's in the right place
fightigers
spacer always support your players
soccer2103
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