Top prospect Malik Hooker to miss NFL combine after surgery

It helps the coach to have the ultra competitive and driven Brady as his team leader. Brady always finds an edge. If it’s not to avenge his Deflategate suspension, he can always go back to his standard “prove everyone wrong for having made me wait until the sixth round to get drafted.”

But more than anything, winning championships is what drives Brady, and it’s clear how much he loves football. His intensity, competitive fire and team-first attitude are infectious, and it’s obvious that his teammates are motivated to play well for him and follow his lead.

Malik Hooker’s NFL career is being affected by injuries before it’s even started.

The former Ohio State safety and top prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft won’t be participating in the scouting combine after undergoing surgeries Tuesday to repair a torn labrum and hernia.

According to Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller, who first reported the news, Hooker played through the pain of the injuries late this season and won’t be ready to work out for scouts in March.

Hooker, who had two years of college eligibility remaining before declaring for the draft Jan. 2, had seven interceptions, three for touchdowns, and 74 tackles in 13 games en route to unanimous All-America honors this season.
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