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 Gilbert as recent high draft choices that the Steelers have brought in to rebuild their offensive line.
We can thank the Patrios for making that trade with the Bengals at 21 and the Browns taking yet another QB in Weeden. That opened up the door for DeCastro to fall right into the Steelers lap. All the hype surrounding ILB Dont’a Hightower was silenced when DeCastro’s name was called. According to our friend Chuck Finder at CBS Sports, Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said it was an easy decision.
@CBSSportsNFLPIT: Colbert said that when their turn came, DeCastro was a no-brainer
DeCastro is an old school type of ...