The St. Louis Rams have another private workout scheduled with a wide receiver. So far, we know that the Rams have had private workouts for Quinton Patton, Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey, Ace Sanders, and now it's DeAndre Hopkins turn. The Rams will put Hopkins through the paces on Friday.
BTW WR Deandre Hopkins has a private workout with STL coach Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead on Friday.— Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) April 19, 2013
Hopkins might be the top plug and play wide receiver in this draft. A great route runner with great hands that can also get vertical. His problem is that he might not have as much upside as some of the other receivers on the board, but he should be a good player.
It's the first time that the Rams have been linked to Hopkins officially, and this workout comes during an interesting time. On Thursday, Adam Schefter revealed that the hotel room that was ransacked during combine belonged to Deandre Hopkins and Mark Harrison.
Both players denied tearing up the hotel room.
Agent for WR Mark Harrison denies client trashed room. "My client denies having anything to do with the hotel incident." Ed Wasielewski said— Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) April 19, 2013
Agent for WR Deandre Hopkins has also denied that his client trashed the hotel room at the combine.— Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) April 19, 2013
Who is telling the truth between Harrison and Hopkins? I honestly can't figure it out.— Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) April 19, 2013
It's important to note that NFL teams knew about this. Could this hurt Hopkin's draft stock? He was slated to be drafted between the end of the first round and the second round. Teams have reportedly already asked him about it, but they will likely press further. Hopkins will have to satisfy front office men and coaches about the incident, whether he was involved or not, before getting a pass.
The Rams are smart, they know that if Les Snead and Jeff Fisher visits a school it will get reported It is a great move because it becomes harder to gauge how much interest the Rams have in the receivers.