A solid second or third round pick, Hood could bring consistency and great awareness to a Cardinals defensive line that is getting older.
A good mix of young and old players, the Cardinal's defense would be an excellent fits for Hood's willingness to learn under veterans like Darnell Dockett, Karlos Dansby and Adrian Wilson.
Defensive ends Bertrand Berry and Antonio Smith are free agents and could free up space for two of last year's defensive end draft picks, Calais Campbell (second) and Kenny Iwebema (fourth). Both contributed on the interior last year for the Cardinals.
The biggest thing stopping Hood from falling to the Cardinals in the second round is the fact that they did so well this year. Drafting at the end of each round is usually slim pickings.
There are a lot of picks between 31 and 63 and every year adding depth on both sides of the line is a priority for most teams. Defensive tackle is always a big need for teams looking to address stopping the run. Something the Cardinals failed to do until the playoffs.
Keep a close eye on Hood's numbers from the scouting combine this week.