Banks Sees A Hood In Bucs Future

March 12th, 2009
If the Bucs do draft Missouris Evander Hood, Joe hopes he can raise the level of play of the Bucs defensive front line.

If the Bucs do draft Missouri's Evander Hood, Joe hopes he can raise the level of play of the Bucs' defensive front line.

Here’s a name Joe hasn’t heard or read about in connection to the Bucs.

In his (once-in-a-while) weekly mock draft, former Bucs beat writer and current columnist Don Banks has the Bucs taking a defensive tackle. No shock there.

But here’s where the surprise kicks in: Banks suggests the Bucs will tap the shoulder of Missouri defensive tackle Evander Hood.

The Derrick Ward signing keeps Tampa Bay away from a running back like Knowshon Moreno or Donald Brown here, and that puts the Bucs into the market for the defensive tackle they missed out on when Albert Haynesworth chose Washington.

The only thing that spooks Joe about this is that the Big XII, as a whole defensively, was nothing short of a sieve. Though Joe knows there had to be solid if not very good individual players on Big XII defenses, Joe can’t get Oklahoma racking up 62 points on Missouri in the Big XII championship out of his head.

The Sooners basketball team moves up court slower than Oklahoma’s football team ran up and down the field at Arrowhead Stadium that night.

One Response to “Banks Sees A Hood In Bucs Future”

  1. MTM Says:

    This guy looks way too big and aggressive for the Bucs. Is there any one available who is smaller and undersized. Someone that will be wore out in the beginning of the 3rd quarter. And can’t stop the run.
    Hood is no Gaines Adams.