NFL Draft: Steelers select defensive tackle Evander 'Ziggy' Hood
Missouri defensive lineman Evander Hood runs a football drill at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, Feb. 23, 2009.
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The Steelers traded away their second-round draft choice tonight to the Denver Broncos, ending their first day of the draft with only their first-round pick, Evander "Ziggy" Hood, a defensive lineman from Missouri.
They also traded their fourth-round draft pick to Denver, No. 132 overall. In exchange, the Broncos gave the Steelers their two third-round picks, Nos. 79 and 84 overall.
The Steelers thus will open the second day of the draft tomorrow with three third-round picks, none in the fourth, two in the fifth, one in the sixth and two in the seventh.
Hood, who is 6-2, 300, will play defensive end in the Steelers 3-4. He is the first defensive lineman the Steelers have drafted on the first three rounds since they chose nose tackle Casey Hampton on the first round of 2001.
First Published April 25, 2009 7:37 pm