Originally written March 17, 2013 on SteelerAddicts:
The story of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2012 draft class can be made into a movie. There’s David DeCastro’s comeback from a preseason knee injury, and the much longer odds Sean Spence faces returning from his knee injury. There are the stories of redemption. Mike Adams grew up a Steelers fan and had to beg the organization to put him back on their draft board after he lied about a positive marijuana test. Bad boy Alameda Ta’amu has yet to redeem himself. Chris Rainey didn’t get the chance. There’s the underdog tales of seventh-rounders Kelvin Beachum and David Paulson not only making the team, but also contributing. The script is still being written. Our assessment of the round-by-round value of this draft is based only on the rookie years of these players. For an explanation of our grading system, click here. FIRST ROUND David DeCastro, OG: This pick typifies the Steelers’ philosophy of drafting the best player available. Most mock drafts had DeCastro going in the top 15. When he fel...
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