This is Hopkins’ second-straight year ranked in the top 10
For the second year in a row, Arizona Cardinals’ wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is ranked No. 8 on the NFL Top 100 list.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) August 28, 2021
In Hopkins’ first season in Arizona, he broke the Cardinals’ franchise record in receptions in a single season with 115 to go along with 1,407 receiving yards and six touchdowns. Larry Fitzgerald was the previous record holder with 109.
He was named a Second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2020.
Hopkins joins three other Cardinals on this list that includes safety Budda Baker, quarterback Kyler Murray, and defensive end J.J. Watt.
Baker had 112 tackles and recorded the first two interceptions of his career this past season. He was named a First-team All-Pro by the Associated Press and was also selected to the Pro Bowl. He ranked No. 97 last season and made a huge jump to No. 19.
Murray is coming off a breakout season with 3,971 passing yards, 819 rushing yards, and 37 total touchdowns that earned him a Pro Bowl selection. He jumped from No. 90 on the 2020 list to No. 39 in 2021.
Watt only had five sacks last season but had 52 tackles and 45 QB pressures in 16 games with the Houston Texans. He took a step back from No. 45 in 2020 to No. 66. This is his ninth consecutive year on the NFL Top 100 list.