What do you guys think, are you glad we drafted Ziggy Hood in the 1st round last year?
Second-year studs or duds?
May, 18, 2010
By James Walker
Ziggy Hood, DE, Pittsburgh Steelers
2009 draft status: First round
Analysis: Hood had a typical rookie year for the Steelers. On a veteran-laden team, he was able to get his feet wet in the defensive-line rotation without the pressure of being a starter. Hood played in all 16 games as a reserve and recorded eight tackles, one sack and two passes defensed. Barring injury, Hood will remain a backup this year but still needs to increase his production. Ideally, Hood will be able to earn more snaps and be able to keep starting defensive ends Brett Keisel and Aaron Smith fresh in the trenches.