Malik Hooker, S
Malik Hooker, like Nicholas Morrow, has been in the league since 2017. He was drafted out of Ohio State University where he was a dominant college safety. He has, for the most part, translated that domination to the NFL over the last three years.
Since his rookie year, he has totaled seven interceptions in only 33 games. He also has 11 passes defended, two fumble recoveries, and 124 tackles (one for a loss). Hooker has made a living out of picking off quarterbacks downfield.
As for this year, the safety only played in two games before tearing his Achilles and making the transition to the injured reserve for the remainder of the season. This will make it easier for the Saints to sign him without using the money he deserves.
Hooker would add depth to the position that will likely lose Chauncey Gardner-Johnson to the cornerback position next year. He could also take the place of Marcus Williams or Malcolm Jenkins in the coming years if the Saints part ways with either of them.