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Malik Hooker | Defensive Back | #29

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/2/1996
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 206
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 1 (15) / IND
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Colts signed first-round S Malik Hooker to a four-year contract.
As with all first-round picks, his deal comes with a team option for a fifth year. Hooker is currently recovering from offseason shoulder and sports hernia surgeries, but he is expected to be ready for training camp. He should step into a starting role as soon as he is healthy. May 18 - 12:19 PM
Source: colts.com

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Colts first-round S Malik Hooker (shoulder, groin) expects to be ready for training camp.

Hooker underwent shoulder and sports hernia surgeries after the season. He will likely miss the entire offseason program, but there does not seem to be much worry about his availability for camp. A ball hawk who has earned Ed Reed comparisons, Hooker has the look of an impact rookie.
Source: Stephen H
May 12 - 1:09 PM

Colts selected Ohio State S Malik Hooker with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Hooker (6’1/206) turned pro as a redshirt sophomore after breaking out for 5.5 tackles for loss and seven interceptions in 2016, including three pick sixes. He averaged an absurd 25.9 yards per runback on his turnovers forced, playing free safety like a ball-hawking wideout. Hooker underwent shoulder and sports hernia surgeries in January, but should be 100% well before camp. Blessed with huge hands (10 3’4") and innate playmaking ability, Hooker is a pure center fielder who has some issues in run support but has drawn Ed Reed comparisons for his back-end vision and field-flipping takeaway skills.
Apr 27 - 10:01 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer believes the Browns would feel "hard-pressed" to pass on Ohio State S Malik Hooker if he's available at No. 12.

Hooker is generally considered a top-10 pick, though he is recovering from sports-hernia and shoulder operations. Reporter Mary Kay Cabot believes the Browns would only consider a trade up for Hooker if they believed they could get one of their quarterback targets later, perhaps at No. 33.
Apr 4 - 7:02 PM

Ohio State S Malik Hooker is recovering from sports-hernia surgery and an operation to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder.

The labrum is the bigger concern and the issue that will sideline him into the summer, though Hooker has "been told" he'll be ready for training camp. Hooker is viewed as a top-10 prospect in the 2017 draft, but he's not likely to participate in the pre-draft process. It could cause Hooker to fall into the lap of a team later in the first round. Hooker is a legit ballhawk.
Feb 1 - 11:11 AM

Bears GM Ryan Pace said he wants to "add more playmakers to our secondary" this offseason.

The general manager could focus on the issue in free agency, but if he decides to turn to the draft, Ohio State S Malik Hooker would fit the bill. While the No. 3 overall pick might be a little steep for the safety, Hooker is a proven playmaker who recorded seven interceptions including three pick-sixes in 2016. A clear top-10 talent, he could be a good fit with the Bears.
Jan 19 - 11:16 AM

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