Found April 26, 2012 on Steelers Depot:
The Pittsburgh Steelers recived a gift Thursday night and selected Stanford guard David DeCastro with the 24th pick of the first round of the 2012 NFL draft. DeCastro weighed in at the NFL combine at 6045 and weighed 313 pounds. He has 32 3/4 inch arms to go along with 10 inch hands and a 79 1/8 inch wingspan. He also has just 17.3% body fat according to the scouting report. DeCastro ran a 5.43 in the 40-yard dash and had a 1.79 10 yard dash time and a 2.96 20 yard dash time. He ran a 4.56 20-yard shuttle, a 7.33 three-cone drill and a 29 1/2-inch vertical jump. He bench pressed 225 pounds Read more [...]

Patriots Turn Luck Into Draft-Night Fortune, Take Advantage of David DeCastro's Fall to Boost Defense

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Stanford guard David DeCastro's surprising fall might have been the biggest reason why the Patriots' opening night of the draft was such a complete success. The Patriots started Thursday by trading up to the 21st pick to select Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones, which was a strong move for a team that needed a boost on the edge. Because of that move...

2012 NFL Draft; Steelers Select David DeCastro

ThebPittsburg Steelers, a team in need of protecting quarterback Ben Rothleisberger, selected Stanford guard David DeCastro. This is an excellent choice as DeCastro was widely considered a premier blocker.

With Pick 24 the Steelers steal David DeCastro OG Stanford

The Steelers have just made their first round pick.  It was a huge steal.  The Steelers picked up OG David DeCastro from Stanford.  I had DeCastro ranked in my top 10 over all.  This was such a steal.  Guards always fall but this was ridiculous.  Great pick by the Steelers. I was all for Dont’a Hightower but there is no way to pass this kid up.  I love this pick.  What...

Pittsburgh Steelers Score Big on Draft Day With DeCastro.

DeCastro is an elite prospect despite being a guard. The Pittsburgh Steelers have always been a difficult team to project on draft day and trying to predict who they will take in a mock draft is near impossible, as they build their board, then abide by it, regardless out outside opinions. The Steelers are an organization built on doing things the right way and when it comes...

On the Titans trading up to draft David DeCastro

If the Tennessee Titans want David DeCastro, really want him, they'll have to trade up in the draft to get him.  DeCastro, who's regarded as the best guard prospect since Steve Hutchinson, is projected to be drafted somewhere in the middle of the first round, perhaps as early as eleventh.  I don't see any way he gets past the Chargers at #18, and he will most likely...

Right Or Left For David DeCastro & Does It Really Matter?

Now that the shock of David DeCastro being selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers has worn off, the question I see most asked is if the Stanford product can play left guard. Of course Mike Tomlin was asked that very question during the press conference following the pick and said, "He is a right guard. That’s what he has played at Stanford. We are going to work to put our best...

Guards have quality at top, drop-off is quick

Stanford's David DeCastro personifies the latest evolution in NFL, with teams favoring strength over quickness at guard. After the top seven prospects, there's a pretty steep drop-off. Will the Vikings add more youth at guard?

Kevin Colbert calls DeCastro Pick a No Brainer

Kevin Colbert said in the Steelers pre draft press conference that there were 7-10 surefire picks in this draft.  At pick 24 the Steelers got one of those guys.  Colbert said he was one of those few special players that the Steelers thought could be great.  He was a possible candidate for a trade up by the team. When asked about the pick being a no brainer Colbert gave an emphatic...

Steelers 1st Round Pick – David DeCastro – OG – Stanford

The Pittsburgh Steelers hit the mother load in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft when David DeCastro fell to them at the 24th spot. Nobody thought he’d fall this far, in fact many experts felt he was a top 10-15 pick. No question about it he is the best OG in this draft, exactly what the Steelers needed to help protect Ben Roethlisberger. He joins Maurkice Pouncey and Marcus...

David DeCastro

Obviously i was overjoyed when the Steelers were able to pluck the best guard in the draft when they nabbed Stanford’s David DeCastro with the 24th overall pick. Watching this guy on film was sheer fun, and i could picture in my mind’s eye Steelers Boss Hogg, Sean Kugler, doing the burrito dance after David [...]

Top 25 Players Left on Draft Board for Round 2

After stealing David DeCastro yesterday the Steelers now are poised to make another good move.  Many of the big names fell and after the first round they are still on the board.    Here are my top 25 guys left on the board. Top 25: Amini Silatolu- G Midwestern State Stephen Hill- WR Georgia Tech Jerel Worthy- DT Michigan State Coby Fleener- TE Stanford Courtney Upshaw- OLB Alabama...

Colbert Trades Character Risk For Measurables With Second Round Selection Of Adams

Steeler Nation received a surprise Thursday night in round one of the 2012 NFL draft when Stanford guard David DeCastro fell right into the lap of the Pittsburgh Steelers at 24. If that surprise was not enough, the Steelers surprised us again in round two with the selection of troubled Ohio State tackle Mike Adams with the 24th pick of round two. The 6 foot, 7 inch left tackle...

The Dallas Cowboys Select…

The first round of the NFL Draft is happening later this evening, and the Cowboys are sitting on the 14th overall pick. Several names have come up as potential picks for Dallas, so let’s run through a few here: Option 1: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford. DeCastro is being touted as the best guard to come [...]
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