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The Football Fever: Conley, Hooker and Lattimore in spotlight at NFL Combine

INDIANAPOLIS -- The former Buckeyes at the NFL Combine Sunday sounded like they had just finished a semester in medical school.

Lots of issues on the way to their path to the NFL's biggest job interview.

"I'm a special player, capable of doing a lot of things," Malik Hooker said Sunday. " ... The film says what it says."

If all goes well for Hooker and teammate Marshon Lattimore, they could be the first players selected in April's draft at their respective positions. Lattimore will take part in the defensive backs' on-field workouts Monday at Lucas Oil Stadium, but Hooker will not.

Hamstring injuries hampered Marshon Lattimore at Ohio State, and teammate Malik Hooker recently underwent surgery on the labrum in his left hip. Lattimore spent almost two seasons at Ohio State dealing with hamstring injuries before his breakout 2016 season.

Hooker, who was also essentially a one-year starter for the Buckeyes, had surgery Jan. 16 to repair a torn labrum in his left hip and repair sports hernias on "both sides."

"My medical checks are going real well," Hooker said. " ... I'm looking forward to coming back for rookie camp ... I was told not to let anybody pull or tug at my leg just because the surgery was recent -- six weeks out and a few days -- they more so looking at my upper body."


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