Hopkins only ran a 4.57 40 at the combine. This time will likely keep him in the 2nd round. Doesn't his time remind you of Boldin who was doubted alot because he ran a 4.7. And yet he turned into one of the most productive receivers in the NFL. Especially notable for his physical ability and consistent production. Boldin Combine (4.71 40!) Anquan Boldin - WR - Florida State - 2003 NFL Combine Results Hopkins Combine (4.57 40) Former Clemson stars DeAndre Hopkins and Andre Ellington post poor 40-yard dash times at NFL Combine – The Post and Courier Hopkins Comparisons (Compared to Sidney Rice) DeAndre Hopkins NFL Draft 2013: Pro Potential Projections | Bleacher Report Hopkins vs Patterson DeAndre Hopkins vs Cordarrelle Patterson Â« Seahawks Draft Blog It's going to be interesting. I think Patterson goes top 15, well out of the Pats reach. But Hopkins will be around late 1st to mid 2nd. He offers physicality and great route running. Those are attributes that Brady generally likes. And as we see with Boldin, the 40 time isn't everything if you are real physical, have good route running, and can go up and get the ball.