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Colts take Ohio State safety Malik Hooker 15th overall

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The Indianapolis Colts added a defensive playmaker in their secondary with their first selection of the draft.

The Colts selected Ohio State safety Malik Hooker with the 15th overall pick.

Hooker was a first-team All-American last season in leading the Big Ten conference with seven interceptions. He also recorded 74 tackles and had 11 passes defended.

Hooker gives Indianapolis a defensive standout on a team that lacks significant impact pieces on that side of the ball. Hooker will be able to fit in as a deep center field type of safety in the mold of an Earl Thomas or Ed Reed type of player. Colts head coach Chuck Pagano coached Reed during his days in Baltimore. Now he gets a similar player to fit in to his defensive in Indianapolis.

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6 Responses to “Colts take Ohio State safety Malik Hooker 15th overall”
  1. zeojay says: Apr 27, 2017 10:06 PM

    Good pick we signed a lot of lb in free agency we just need to address the nose tackle position and defensive line liking gm Chris already

  2. fatguystrangler says: Apr 27, 2017 10:11 PM

    Like that pick. Hooker’s going to be big-time.

  3. heeeeelzfan says: Apr 27, 2017 10:30 PM

    Gruden and Kiper blasted the pick. Said he had tackling issues and was injury-prone. Just saying…

  4. mrbiggstuff says: Apr 28, 2017 7:12 AM

    A safety that can’t tackle.

    That ain’t good.

  5. donterrelli says: Apr 28, 2017 8:55 AM

    “Ed Reed type of player”?

    You mean like he doesn’t know how to tackle and pulls muscles in a gust of wind?

  6. terripet says: Apr 28, 2017 10:17 AM

    Gruden what is he doing not coaching he is overrated as a coach and Mel kiper
    Should be fired

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