Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 5/7/12
By all accounts, the 2012 draft was a success for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Despite picking 24th, the Steelers were able to fill needs with picks that were actually great values that fell into their laps round after round.  The good fortune came at an opportune time for a Steelers’ team that had just purged numerous veterans for salary cap, injury, and performance reasons.  The Steelers largely followed the draft model that has made them one of the most consistent franchises in sports, namely taking productive players from major programs.  They did gamble on a few players with character questions, however, something the Steelers don’t typically do.  The end result is a draft class that filled needs, has a lot of upside, and should deliver great value.  The newest Steelers and where they may fit into the 2012 team: 1.  David DeCastro, OG, Stanford - Called by many as the best offensive guard prospect in a decade, the Steelers were elated to see David DeCastro slide to them at the #24 sl
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