Found April 23, 2012 on
Former Stanford guard David DeCastro may not be a flashy first round pick, but his no-nonsense attitude and play to the whistle mentality would serve the Chicago Bears well. At 6-5, 316 pounds, the early entry junior is the top player at a position that typically isn’t chosen high. However, scouts and coaches have fallen hard for his studious approach [...]
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David DeCastro/OG/Stanford: A true anchor of the OL, a special combination of strength and mobility. Excels in space when pulling or moving to the second level, very good quickness and fantastic vision. Locates and pulverizes his target with ruthless efficiency. Fantastic in short-yardage situations, really fires off the line and drives his man backwards. [...]
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...
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?
GuardStanford6-5 316Draft board overall prospect rank: #12Draft board guard rank: #1Overall rating: 88 (Solid 1st round pick)40 time: 5.43Positives• Phenomenal 2nd level blocker• Phenomenal 2nd pull blocker• Excellent technique• Natural knee bender• Plays with a wide base• Powerful• Great at the point of attack•...
NFL scout Dave-Te Thomas ranks the top 115 guards in this year's draft class, a group led by Stanford's David DeCastro. Georgia's Cordy Glenn, Wisconsin's Kevin Zeitler and Midwestern State's Amini Silatolu might join DeCastro in the first round.
The first round of the draft is always tough to project, but there is usually a consensus as to who will be drafted in the top ten. The draft really becomes unpredictable once we leave the top ten, however. There are always surprises in the middle of the first round. Some teams will fall in love with a prospect not expected to be taken in the first round, and others will draft...