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The article can also be found on the Chargers Wire!


If NFL mock drafts were truly a good predictor, former Ohio State safety Malik Hooker would be guaranteed to become a member of the Los Angeles Chargers this Thursday. However, lingering concerns about his health have caused some analysts to reevaluate.

Hooker had surgery prior to the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine to repair a torn labrum and hernia after playing the entire season with both injuries.

His recovery stopped him from being able to do drills at the combine, but this recent video shows Hooker is moving just fine, per the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

A safety absolutely needs to have fluid hips and quick, precise movements in order to be successful at the next level. If not, they risk getting carved up by any receiver and tight end.

As such, seeing Hooker look explosive and fluid should be an encouraging sign to both the Chargers and their fans.


The article can also be found on the Chargers Wire!

Ryan is currently a student at the University of North Carolina. He grew up in the Bay Area and has had Raiders season tickets his entire life fostering his love for the NFL. He has founded his own sports website, thejrreport.com and is a contributor at The Raiders Wire and Chargers Wire. You can follow Ryan on twitter @rytime98 if you want to discuss anything sports.
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