Originally posted on Bleed Black & Gold  |  Last updated 4/27/12

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 answer.  He is excited about this pick. Coach Tomlin seems to feel the same way.  This was a kid that they never thought would make it to them and he did.  What a great pick.

Tomlin wants to get the best guys on the field so even though DeCastro played Right Guard in college he will be up to play either of the positions with the Steelers.  He has the skillset to do what they need.  He can pull and pass block very well.

DeCastro was also a leader at Stanford.  He also went to Stanford which makes him an intellegent player.  The Steelers seem to be rebuilding the offensive line and bringing it back to life.  Colbert also did not rule out taking another offensive linemen as early as the next round.

To listen to the entire press conference for the pick of David DeCastro click here.

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