- John Clayton, NFL senior writer
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Terms of the deal were not available, but Hood, a defensive end out of Missouri, became the fourth first-rounder to come to a contract agreement.
The Steelers have signed all nine of their draft choices.
Hood, 6-foot-4, 300-pounds, will sign the contract later in the week. Hood could also be used in the future at nose tackle.
John Clayton is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com.
The Pittsburgh Steelers reached an agreement in principle Saturday on a five-year deal with first-round choice Ziggy Hood, the 32nd pick in the NFL draft.