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    Draft Day Memories: David DeCastro



    David DeCastro – First-Round – 2012 - Stanford

    “The combine was miserable. For a west coast guy it’s horrible. I got like three hours sleep the first day. They woke me up about 4:30 in the morning. I think it’s a big mental test because they want to see you perform under the worst conditions ever. I am glad I never have to do it again.

    “It’s stressful because you are interviewing with teams, in front of the president, general manager, head coach, and you are changing scenes every 15 minutes. Some teams will quiz you and ask you weird stuff. The Steelers were great. It was extremely laid back. They just talk to you and get to know you as a person.

    “I had no idea if the Steelers were interested in drafting me. There is so much smoke and mirrors being played. You couldn’t even think or worry about who was going to take you, being there are so many trades and variables and things that can happen and needs can change around by the time of somebody’s pick.

    “On draft day I went to class and worked out. I wasn’t nervous. I just wanted to have a team. I watched the draft at the house of the host family I lived with during the summer. My parents came down, a couple of buddies and my teammates. It’s nerve-racking when you start watching because you are seeing your name up there and you are thinking just let me get picked.

    “My phone rang around pick 20 and I was picked 24th. I saw a Pennsylvania area code and was thinking, the picks are so far off, but that must have been it. I answered and it was Kevin Colbert and everyone. It was just a blur. It was like what is going on. It’s nice once it’s over with. My dad was quiet; that is how he is. My mom might have cried a little bit, that is how my mom is.

    “I was ecstatic to go to a good team. Everyone was texting me telling me how lucky I am to be going to such a great team. It was just a start. There was still a lot of work to be done and there still is.”

    http://www.steelers.com/news/article...6-393fe6636db9

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    My draft day memory:

    "Holy @&%#! We can pick David DeCastro!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    My draft day memory:

    "Holy @&%#! We can pick David DeCastro!"
    no kidding, I never thought DeCastroe would get past the Bungals at #22 who ended up choosing Zeitler instead. as soon as they did, I started jumping up and down with joy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    no kidding, I never thought DeCastroe would get past the Bungals at #22 who ended up choosing Zeitler instead. as soon as they did, I started jumping up and down with joy...
    I thought he was top 12 for sure. Not sure how the league does not covet interior lineman. Glad the Steelers did.
    1. C.J. Mosley LB Alabama
    2. Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
    3. (comp) Philip Gaines CB Rice
    4. Arthur Lynch TE Georgia
    5. Ross Cockrell CB Duke
    5. (comp) Derrick Hopkins DT Virginia Tech
    6. Josh Mauro DE Stanford
    6. (comp) Shaquil Barrett OLB Colorado State
    7. Quincy Enunwa WR Nebraska

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    no kidding, I never thought DeCastroe would get past the Bungals at #22 who ended up choosing Zeitler instead. as soon as they did, I started jumping up and down with joy...
    They needed a guard so bad and i was so mad he fell to them, once they traded it i knew we would get him because the lions were obvioulsy needy at Tackle

    I was sooooooo drunk by then too lol
    Last edited by K Train; 04-18-2014 at 10:14 AM.

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    I'll never forget Ruthless' reaction after that pick. It was pretty darn awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jooser View Post
    I'll never forget Ruthless' reaction after that pick. It was pretty darn awesome.
    Yeah, buddy. I could not fall asleep that night. I think I was on my laptop until 4:30 in the morning or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Yeah, buddy. I could not fall asleep that night. I think I was on my laptop until 4:30 in the morning or something like that.
    Where you at in NEPA? Im originally from Tannersville/Stroudsburg area

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    Where you at in NEPA? Im originally from Tannersville/Stroudsburg area
    Clarks Summit

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Clarks Summit
    He also went to school by the name of Cornell, ya mighta heard of it...

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