Good size and frame with excellent burst on the snap. Will split defenders very well to get to the quarterback. Naturally athletic. Has good swim moves and spin moves to get to the quarterback.Team leader and solid contributor. Strong and very powerful. Very good awareness on the field and will chase down runners form behind. Very coachable. Still has room to grow. very intense and has a great motor and will play every play to the whistle.|
Will need to refine his technique and improve his stance and also improve his leverage. Tends to not really stand out. Will do everything consistently but doenst have anythign he does extremely well. Might never get any better than what he is now. He probably wont get any bigger and because of it and his lack of elite speed can get taken out of plays by bigger lineman. durability might be a minor concern.
|Draft Exchange Analysis:|
Hood doesnt have anything about his size or his game that is really going to wow someone. He is just very reliable and and every coaches dream in the fact that he has a greta motor and will play every play until the very end. He has started to show some improvement with his swim and spin moves and is very athletic for an interior lineman. A team with a 4-3 scheme would do well to take a look at him as he will probably be one of the first handful oif denfensive tackles off the board. He might not be a future Pro Bowler but his drive and intensity will earn a spot on an NFL roster for years to come. Was initially looked at as a possible third roudn selection but his moves at the Senior Bowl have opened some eyes and a good showing at the combine could gethim taken in the second round somewhere.
|Evander Hood Bio Information:|
2005-Backup- 12 GP/ 0 GS 23 Tkl 2.5 TFL 1.5 Sk
2006-Starter- 10 GP/ 7 GS 36 Tkl 5 TFL 4 Sk 2 FF
2007-Starter- 14 GP/ 14 GS 46 Tkl 8 TFL 4.5 Sk 1 FR 3 FF
2008-Starter- 14 GP/ 14 GS 62 Tkl 7 TFL 5 Sk
2006 Rigman Outstanding Underclassman Leadership Award
2007 All Big 12 Honorable Mention
2008 Outland Trophy Watchlist
2008 1st Team All Big 12
2009 Senior Bowl