there's a lot of guys who i'd take there over hood.
Out of the entire rest of the draft? Perhaps, but let's not be disingenuous here. No fair picking out sleepers who were drafted much later who ended up being surprise players. To be fair, we should stick to the known, rated players taken no later than 30 picks after Hood. Go ahead and tell me which one of those players would be better picks. I only saw 2, and that is very low when applying hindsight to a draft. VERY low.
Been sayin that for a couple of years. We waste DL talent
We didn't use to; since converting to the 3-4, most of our DEs have come in the 3rd round and later. The Hood/Heyward picks were exceptions to the recent rules. And, as of right now, they don't seem to be panning out as being as valuable as high as they were picked.