Tennessee Titans select Iowa defensive back Amani Hooker in fourth round

Defensive back Amani Hooker didn't have to wait long into the fourth round on Saturday to hear his name called.

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Tennessee Titans select Iowa defensive back Amani Hooker in fourth round

Iowa defensive back Amani Hooker tackles Mississippi State running back Aeris Williams during the Outback Bowl game between Iowa and Mississippi State at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Bulldogs, 27-22.

Iowa defensive back Amani Hooker tackles Mississippi State running back Aeris Williams during the Outback Bowl game between Iowa and Mississippi State at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Bulldogs, 27-22.

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Iowa defensive back Amani Hooker tackles Mississippi State running back Aeris Williams during the Outback Bowl game between Iowa and Mississippi State at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Bulldogs, 27-22.

Nick Rohlman

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Iowa defensive back Amani Hooker tackles Mississippi State running back Aeris Williams during the Outback Bowl game between Iowa and Mississippi State at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Bulldogs, 27-22.

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Safety Amani Hooker became the fourth Hawkeye selected in the 2019 NFL Draft.

On Saturday, the Tennessee Titans drafted Hooker with the 14th pick in the second round (116th overall).

Hooker earned the Big Ten’s Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year after he recorded 65 tackles (36 solo, 3.5 for a loss), 1 sack, 4 interceptions, and defended 7 passes last season.

The Minneapolis native was also named a second-team All-American by the Associated Press and USA Today. He earned first-team All-Big Ten honors by both the coaches and the media.

Tennessee’s safety situation consists of Kenny Vaccaro at strong safety and Kevin Byard at free. Hooker’s versatility remains a high selling point for his stock, as during his final season at Iowa, he played a hybrid role. Expect him to play all over the Titan secondary.

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