Malik Hooker Played 'Madden 17' as Himself Immediately After He Was Drafted by the Colts

Malik Hooker is a serious gamer.

Instead of attending the event in Philadelphia, former Ohio State safety Malik Hooker decided to watch the 2017 NFL Draft from home.

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The Indianapolis Colts took Hooker with the 15th pick in the first round, and right after he was selected, the 6-foot-1, 206-pound ball hawk Tweeted that he was playing Madden 17 as himself. Thanks to the video game's Madden Ultimate Team mode, gamers can now play with every rookie who was drafted in the first round.

Normally, gamers have to wait for the release of the newest installment of Madden to play with fresh rookies, but not anymore. Hooker has a ranking of 97 overall elite, 82 overall gold, and his top attributes are his acceleration, zone coverage and play recognition.

 

 

 

I don't know whether there's a perk to not attending the Draft in person, but Hooker was busy during the day. Instead of flying to Philly, the Pennsylvania native spent the day visiting patients at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

 

 

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