INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Malik Hooker needed one breakout season to prove he was worth a first-round draft pick.
The Indianapolis Colts expect even more from Hooker when he is completely healthy.
New general manager Chris Ballard continued Indy's offseason defensive overhaul Thursday by taking the 6-foot-2, 205-pound Ohio State safety at No. 15 overall. Hooker brings a ball-hawking, big-hitting style to a defense desperately seeking playmakers and drew a comparison to a player coach Chuck Pagano knows well.