While I can't speak for the validity of the offsetting offensive pass interference penalty that called back a freakish snag that would only feel as familiar for one other player in the entire league (Odell Beckham Jr.), I can without a doubt say that's the most effortless display of an athlete using one hand to secure the ball on his taint that these eyes have ever seen. At this point, calling him an alien is something that's been overdone, but - fittingly given his flowing dreadlocks - he certainly makes for a hell of a pass catching Predator that both can and will stop at nothing to expose the weakness of even the most well-positioned of defensive back. Biologically he's more than likely human, but trying to defend him as such is a fool's errand with how he's able to contort a body that occasionally appears to be moving in six different directions at the same damn time.
Off the top of my head, I can't even tell you what DeAndre Hopkins sounds like or what his celebration of choice might be, and yet - if only because his play speaks at deafening decibels - he still might be one of the outspoken players at a position in which his peers have a tendency to talk themselves up. Quietly, he's one of the loudest athletes in the league, as plays that would have him break out in flames on NFL Street or have those in attendance react as though the building broke out in flames on the And 1 Mixtape Tour are almost matter-of-factly a part of his repertoire. If he were judging based off of body language afterwards, you'd have thought he reeled in a 3-yard out on 1st and 10, and yet what he did do was cross his primary defender up mid-catch in a way that would have had a lesser man in need of 3-6 bones being popped back into their sockets. DeAndre Hopkins didn't even catch that all, in my opinion. He somehow absorbed it into his body as if it were a detachable appendage, and he did so in a way that accounted for an infinite amount of style points relative to the 0 yards it actually gained. Although, that's just another explosive day in the life of 'Nuk'...