Originally written on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 10/30/14
The Pittsburgh Steelers took highly rated guard David DeCastro out of Stanford with the 24th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. DeCastro was the number one rated guard in the draft and no one thought that he would drop that far to the Steelers. With that pick and the selection of center Maurkice Pouncey in 2010, the Steelers took an offensive lineman in the first round in two of the past three years. Before taking Pouncey, the last time the Steelers had taken an offensive lineman in the first round was Kendall Simmons in 2002. When the Steelers selected DeCastro, most thought the team got a steal and the offensive line was supposed to be immediately upgraded by his presence. Unfortunately, DeCastro suffered a knee injury in the Preseason and was put on injured reserve but designated to return. The new injured reserve rule allowed DeCastro to return during the season and he got his first start as a pro against the Dallas Cowboys in week 15. Although DeCastro was inconsistent when he...
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