NFL Draft: 4 Players The Ravens Would Have To Trade Up To Get
3. Malik Hooker:
The Ohio State Buckeyes have a couple interesting prospects coming from their secondary, but none more so than Malik Hooker. Hooker is an overly athletic safety who can play both roles in the back of the defense. He has been getting some comparisons to Ed Reed, which raises the interest here in Baltimore Ravens country.
Hooker had seven interception in the 2016 season. He ran three of those picks back for touchdowns. Hooker has play-maker written all over him. The Ravens added to their secondary in a big way when they got Eric Weddle. Tavon Young helped too. If the Ravens want to take the next step, a safety like Hooker is the best way to do it.
Hooker has speed and ball hawking skills. It is a potent combination. Hooker has a great football IQ which helps him fly around on the football field. Hooker is an aggressive defensive back, so it’s important to note that he has fantastic instincts. Every time I watch this player, I want to see him wearing purple and black.