Marcus Hooker
Marcus Hooker  S  Youngstown State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Marcus Hooker
Height
5-11
Weight
195
College
Youngstown State
Position
S
Class
Junior
Home town
New Castle, PA
63.9
Player Rating
128
PositionRank (DB)
4.53
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
2
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
2
Tackles
23
Sol tackles
15

Marcus Hooker S Youngstown State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Marcus Hooker S Youngstown State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #655 Position Rank: #128 (DB)
40 time: 4.53 seconds
Height: 5-11 Weight: 195
Overall Rating: 63.9 / 100
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Game performance weighted rating
QB Rating When targeted: 51.7
Tackling:
63%
Run Defense:
52%
Coverage:
61%
Zone:
58%
Man/Press:
56%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #128
College Games: 21 College Snaps: 639
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (76/100)
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (87.01/100 )
Draft Profile: Bio
Marcus Hooker attended New Castle High School and was rated a 3-star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.870, going unranked by ESPN. Following high school, Hooker opted to join Ohio State.

In 2019 as a freshman Hooker saw action in 7 games and played a total of 82 snaps at Safety for the Buckeyes. He recorded only 3 tackles, one assist, while adding one stop. In coverage Hooker notched up no pass break ups, no interceptions, and a very good QB rating when targetted of 56.3.

As a sophomore in 2020 he played in 5 games and logged 285 snaps for the Buckeyes. He made 14 tackles, one assist, and had 2 stops. In coverage he totaled 2 pass break ups, one interception, and an unimpressive QB rating when targetted of 116.7.

In 2021 as a junior Hooker played in just 3 games and contributed on 39 snaps. He chalked up only 3 tackles, no assists, and added no stops. In the secondary Hooker forced no pass break ups, no interceptions, and gave up an outstanding QB rating when targetted of 39.6.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • He’s physical at the line of scrimmage, showing unexpected power in his hands.
  • Good speed in pursuit with the chase skills to track down the ballcarrier.
  • Great on route recognition and has click-and-close ability
  • Tough and scrappy with forceful nature to be physical at all levels of the field. Has good bulk on his frame to be aggressive in run support.
  • Strong hands to make plays on the ball, effective blitzer who shows well-coached technique and awareness.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Tends to play conservatively and give too much cushion when playing off.
  • He’ll draw plenty of flags early on with his playing style. Hooker is hesitant when facing the action in zone coverage.
  • Has tense ankles and hips with choppy footwork when attempting to redirect and doesn't always look natural changing directions.
  • Hooker gets beat over the top too often, and Hooker tends to panic and get too handsy when running downfield.
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How other scouting services rate Marcus Hooker (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
655.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
139.0