Round 1: Pittsburgh Selects DT Evander Hood
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Posted Apr 25, 2009

With Selection 32 in Round 1, Pittsburgh selects DT Evander Hood, Missouri. Learn more about this pick from team and draft experts!

Player Evander Hood - DT - Missouri
Team Pittsburgh Steelers
Pick Round 1, Selection 32 (32 Overall)
Combine Stats Ht: 6027v   Wt: 300v   Forty: 4.89v  
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Chris Steuber Ranking
#32 out of 357 overall
#3 at DT
Hood is a solid defender who plays with a high motor. He has great size and quickness, and plays with leverage. He’s fast off the line, blades through the gap and quickly locates the ball carrier. He’s physical at the point of attack and holds his own against a bigger opposition and double teams. He’s a durable, reliable defender who demonstrates great toughness in the trenches.
Tom Marino's Ranking
#49 out of 501 overall
#4 at DT
Adam Caplan's Flash Analysis There's a chance that Hood plays DE in Pittsburgh's 3-4 defensive scheme because he's not viewed by some as being a true NT for that scheme. So it will be interesting to see where they line him up this season.
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