Ok, slightly back to the original post, McLendon would be well used in various roles on the DL, mostly in passing downs, as he seems able to get some pressure. He reminds Chadman of Chris Hoke, kind of a pocket-rocket on the DL.
Thing is, he's not a 3-4 zone blitz NT. He can't stack the middle, draw multiple blockers. He's not the answer, but he's a useful tool to have. Hood is nowhere near as bad as people would want you to believe. Go back and watch some tape, he faces multiple blockers on most plays- more so than Casey did early in the season.