Marcus Hooker
Marcus Hooker  S  Ohio State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Marcus Hooker
Height
5-11
Weight
200
College
Ohio State
Position
S
Class
Junior
Home town
New Castle, PA
62.2/100
Player Rating
93
PositionRank
4.53
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
Tackles
9
Sol tackles
3

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

Marcus Hooker S Ohio State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 4.53 seconds
Height: 5-11 Weight: 200
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Overall Rating: 62.2 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
36%
Run Defense:
45%
Coverage:
62%
Zone:
59%
Man/Press:
64%
DRAFT GRADE: UDFA Position rank: #93
College Games: 15 College Snaps: 406
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 on a total of 82 snaps for the Buckeyes. He recorded 3 tackles, one assist, while adding one stop. In coverage Hooker notched up no pass break ups, no interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 56.3.

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

In 2021 as a junior Hooker played in 3 games and contributed on 39 snaps. He chalked up 3 tackles, no assists, and added no stops. In the secondary Hooker forced no pass break ups, no interceptions, and gave up a QB rating when targetted of 39.6.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Good instincts and anticipation reads and reacts with discipline. Dangerous with the ball in his hands.
  • Aware in the red zone, stays on the back line to take away fade throws. Capable of making quarterbacks pay for late throws.
  • 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.
  • Quicker than he is fast but has a burst to close in zone coverage and plays physical at the line in man.
  • Closes to the ball quite well and possesses the hands to snatch throws away from his frame.
  • Good strength to tackle. Plays with high energy and is a tough-minded overachiever.
  • Transitions well from coverage to close on the ball. Strong hands, quick reactions for the interceptions.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Inconsistent getting off of blocks. Can be a step slow to react when a quarterback comes back to his side of the field late in progression.
  • Will slip off tackles and needs to finish more consistently.
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How other scouting services rate Marcus Hooker (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
472.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
95.0