Amani Hooker Scouting Report

STRENGTHS: Amani Hooker has an uncanny sense for dropping into coverage and diagnosing the play…a high IQ football player…transitions well from platform to platform with quick feet…great ball skills…good hands…physical enough at the line of scrimmage to get receivers off of their route…where some of his contemporaries play out of control—Amani Hooker always seems composed…there’s a smoothness to his game…

WEAKNESSES: Amani Hooker does not possess the quickness that teams tend to covet in the NFL…lacks the ability and quickness to play single high safety…some are concerned that he will fit only a Cover 2 scheme…Hooker has a tendency to take poor angles, which will lead to a poor tacking track record…

COMP: Glover Quinn

OVERALL: Amani Hookier is another prospect in the 2019 draft class that is gaining a great deal of momentum as we get closer to the NFL Draft…his lack of high-end athleticism limits his projection as least somewhat…many evaluators will peg Amani Hooker for a pure zone coverage prospect, so that effects his overall versatility and evaluation…I like Hooker a bit more than many as I believe his high football IQ and amazing transitions give him a competitive advantage…ultimately, I think my evaluation will match his actual projection…I have Amani Hooker slated as a 3rd round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

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