Most first-round picks are expected to be contributors to their teams right away, but not all of them have as big a projected role right away as Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
Hopkins is expected to start opposite Andre Johnson and give the Texans a bit more balance in their passing game than they’ve enjoyed in recent years. Erik Kuselias will ask Hopkins about those expectations when he joins Pro Football Talk on NBCSN on Friday.
We’ll also find out Hopkins’ impressions of Johnson now that he’s been practicing alongside him for a little while as well as what it’s like to join a team with hopes of at least making it to the Super Bowl in your rookie season.
Mike Florio and former Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey will also be on hand to run down some remaining burning questions for the Bears, Lions, Packers and Vikings as our division-by-division tour of the NFL stops in the NFC North. We’ll have all that plus takes on the biggest stories around the NFL.
It all gets started at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN.