Question with Hood is whether he can anchor the run, after coming up from Mizzou as more a speed/pass rush guy.
To me, this is the essential question about Hood, or any DE we bring in. I think one reason we struggle to draft DEs that stick is that in our 3-4, they have to play almost like NTs playing end. Defending the run and tying up blockers is priority 1,2, and 3, and it is not a sexy job by any means.
It doesn't suprise me that a lot of guys can't even make our team and end up playing significant role: McBean, Orien Harris, etc.