Houston Texans megastar receiver DeAndre Hopkins graces the quilt of this week’s Sports activities Illustrated, which capabilities growing stars in the league. Sports Illustrated prepare four extraordinary regional covers with Hopkins joining the Packers’ Mike Daniels, the Panthers’ Trai Turner and the Rams’ Aaron Donald as cover boys. The Hopkins cowl, so that it will attain subscribers this week and hit newsstands Monday, will be dispensed in the course of the nation of Texas in addition to Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. Hopkins is the primary Texans games now not named J.J. Watt to seem on a Sports Illustrated cover since David Carr in 2002. the duvet of the magazine offering Hopkins has the headline: “The following Wave: The brand new recreation changes are here.” It additionally has a quote about Hopkins from Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman: “He has the things you can not coach, the belongings you can not train.” In the mag, Sports activities Illustrated’s Greg Bedard writes about how Hopkins, Daniels, Turner and Donald are taking benefit of adjustments in the sport to end up the best at their positions. The magazine additionally has a behind-the-scenes have a look at how the University of Houston prepared to disillusioned Oklahoma inside the establishing week of college soccer Do Enjoy Life.