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Malik Hooker is ready to go for the start of training camp

STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 22: Malik Hooker #24 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in action during the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions on October 22, 2016 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

  • NFL beat writer George Bremer has reported that Indianapolis Colts first-round safety Malik Hooker is “good to go for the start of training camp’. Hooker was recovering from a sports hernia surgery that kept him away from all off-season activities.
  • Hooker was drafted with the 15th overall pick of the NFL draft after a stellar year at Ohio State, in which his PFF coverage grade ranked fourth among all Big Ten safeties. He accumulated seven interceptions, tied for the most in the nation.
  • In coverage, he allowed just 0.58 yards per coverage snap, ranking seventh among Big Ten safeties. Hooker allowed just 2.78 yards after the catch per reception and a passer rating of 41.4 on throws into his primary coverage, both of which ranked eighth of 114 draft eligible safeties.

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