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    Why Did Decastro Fall to 24?

    Because he's a G and the position isn't so valuable in the grand scheme?

    Because other teams drafted for need? reached?

    Just curious why you guys/gals think this happened? To me he looks as close to a sure thing as any player that's ever been drafted. I'm still in shock he was there at 24.

    Maybe in addition to position, teams felt like there's a deep pool of Gs and they could do just fine with a number of them, so there was no urgency to pull the trigger on him.

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    I think the run on pass rushers made everyone who wanted one reach a little. Some of the guys taken like Couples, Irvin, etc. have bust potential. There just seemd to be a run on defense.

    If you notice the OTs fell too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    Because he's a G and the position isn't so valuable in the grand scheme?
    Ding ding ding...we have a winner.

    But you know what is valuable in the grand scheme?

    Players oozing with Pro Bowl potential no matter what position they play.

    We once again take advantage of the stupidity of other teams.

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    It is both, Flippy...

    Bizarre overdrafting (Bruce Irvin), understandable over drafting (Shea McClellin) and just plain bad ideas (Brandon Weeden) combined with the undervalued nature of the offensive guard combined to make Steeler fans rejoice all over the world...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Ding ding ding...we have a winner.

    But you know what is valuable in the grand scheme?

    Players oozing with Pro Bowl potential no matter what position they play.

    We once again take advantage of the stupidity of other teams.
    Yup. There is the reason the Steelers are positioned where they are and teams like the Browns remain the Browns.

    In 2-3 years, the Steelers will be looking at one of the best guards in the league at best, or a solid starter at worst, while the Browns will be looking for yet another QB.

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    OG is not considered so valuable. Also this year i think there are quite a few good OG in Rd2-Rd 4. So its a case of Supply and Demand.

    Also NFL is a copy cat league. They saw what Giants did and everyone wants premium pass-rushers early in the draft.
    Steelers Draft
    Rd 1: Mike Evans - WR
    Rd 2: Kyle Van Noy - ILB/OLB
    Rd 3c: Philip Gaines - CB
    Rd 4: Taylor Hart - DE
    Rd 5: Justin Ellis - DT
    Rd 5c:Xavier Grimble -TE

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    Quote Originally Posted by grotonsteel View Post
    OG is not considered so valuable. Also this year i think there are quite a few good OG in Rd2-Rd 4. So its a case of Supply and Demand.

    Also NFL is a copy cat league. They saw what Giants did and everyone wants premium pass-rushers early in the draft.
    It really is supply and demand. Keep in mind that you not only have all the top Guard coming out of college every year but you also have a significant number of college OTs who have to move inside for various reasons to make it in the NFL. Unlike many other positions where the supply is less than the demand, Guard is the one position that actually gets a supply boost because of OTs moving inside.
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    Based on what I've read here and elsewhere, DeCastro will be a great addition to the team.

    I do think it's worth mentioning that the last time we were this fired up about early picks in the draft was when we got another two guys that fell early and were "can't miss" prospects. Mendenhall and Sweed looked great on draft day.

    I think DeCastro was the right call by the FO. But every drafted player is a lottery ticket. I also think that the bust potential for OL is generally lower than other positions so I am hopeful. Here's hoping that the kid lives up to the expectations (although that seems hard when he's instantly compared to Faneca and Hutchinson).

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    Are you serious? You dont know why he fell to #24? here how about this...


    Ryan Tannehill
    Mark Barron
    Dontari Poe
    Stephon Gilmore
    Bruce Irvin
    Michael Brockers
    Quinton Coples
    Shea McClellin
    Chandler Jones
    Brandon Weeden

    All 10 of these players teams reached for. Not one of them is a higher rated player than DeCastro.
    Steelers 2014 Draft

    1-Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State
    2-Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
    3-Jordan Tripp ILB/OLB Montana
    4-Christian Jones ILB Florida State
    5-Brent Urban DE Virginia
    5-Michael Schofield OG/OT Michigan
    6-Kadeem Edwards OG Tennessee State
    6-Ben Gardner DE Stanford
    7-Aaron Colvin CB Oklahoma

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    It is both, Flippy...

    Bizarre overdrafting (Bruce Irvin), understandable over drafting (Shea McClellin) and just plain bad ideas (Brandon Weeden) combined with the undervalued nature of the offensive guard combined to make Steeler fans rejoice all over the world...
    While Bruce Irvin could be considered a reach, I think he will be a special player at the next level. I don't know if I have ever seen a linebacker that able to get after a QB.

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