Ohio State. Malik Hooker. 7. player. 13. With Keenan Allen coming back in 2017, QB Philip Rivers and Los Angeles Chargers will have their passing attack. They’ll also have a solid running game with RB Melvin Gordon, who barely missed a 1,000-yard season last year. The Chargers even brought in left OT Russell Okung to protect Rivers.
<p>That leaves the Chargers to focus on the defensive side of the ball, where they had injuries last year. The front-seven was solid, getting after the QB with Melvin Ingram and rookie standout Joey Bosa. It was the CB position that had a rash of injuries hit and cost the team in 2016.</p>
<p>That leaves the FS position on the to-do list for the Chargers as they have yet to replace Eric Weddle. The FS has to have range because with DC Gus Bradley coming on, they’ll run a lot of cover-1 and cover-3. That’s right up Malik Hooker’s alley as he reminds many of legendary Ed Reed.</p>
<p>He’s not healthy enough to test at the combine or Pro Days but timed speed doesn’t matter with him. You can see on tape that he can cover the ground a single-high S needs to cover on the field. Hooker is what the doctor ordered for the Chargers and from all the media reports,. they know it.</p>. S