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PALO ALTO, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Toby Gerhart #7 of the Stanford Cardinal celebrates with David DeCastro #52 and Ryan Whalen #8 after scoring a touchdown against the Washington Huskies at Stanford Stadium on September 26, 2009 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
From the fans' perspective, there is nothing less sexy than to take a guard or center in the draft. Yet when you get value at that position, you can anchor your offense in a way that is seldom recognized. A good interior line can cover average tackles on the edge and provide diversity and power to your offense. Teams typically carry only three interior linemen on game day, so versatility is key. Four of the top six prospects in this year's NFL Draft come from Wisconsin or Georgia, schools that traditionally produce excellent linemen. Stanford's David DeCastro, 6-foot-5 and 315 pounds, may be the most complete player at his position in the draft. Over the past three years, at least one interior lineman has been selected in the top 21 picks (Alex Mack, Mike Iupati, the Pouncey twins, Maurkice and Mike), and DeCastro is likely to be better than all of them. Drawing comparisons to former Pro Bowler Alan Faneca, he has the size and all the tools indicative of a dominating presence in t...
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