2. Malik Hooker
The Colts have reportedly been looking to trade Malik Hooker.
It’s truly a matter of when, not if Malik Hooker leaves Indianapolis. Not only did the Colts decline the fifth-year option on his rookie contract this offseason, but he’s been the subject of trade rumors dozens of times in recent months. Whether the former No. 15 overall pick hits the open market or is traded before the 2020 deadline doesn’t really matter because he’s leaving either way.
We don’t entirely agree with the team’s decision, but the Colts have already phased Hooker out of their long-term plans, and they would be smart to cash in on him before he enters free agency. In three seasons with Indy, the Ohio State product has posted 117 tackles, seven interceptions and 11 pass deflections. Expect Hooker to ball out this season as he looks to prove that he’s deserving of a lucrative contract outside of Indianapolis.