Defense-hungry Colts go for Ohio State’s Malik Hooker in first

Needing defensive help, Indianapolis opted for safety with the team's first round pick in the draft Thursday, selecting ex-Buckeye Hooker.

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Defense-hungry Colts go for Ohio State’s Malik Hooker in first


  • With the number 15 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts selected safety Malik Hooker out of Ohio State.
  • Hooker gave up just 2.78 average yards after the catch per reception allowed into his coverage in 2016.
  • Hooker has exceptional range that is rare to see in a collegiate safety. His seven interceptions tied for the most in the country among safeties.
  • His 85.1 coverage grade ranked fourth among Big 10 safeties.

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