Steelers Get Stanford OG David DeCastro with 24th Pick

Many have called for the Steelers to upgrade their offensive line this offseason, and Thursday night they did so with the picking of David DeCastro, a guard from Stanford, in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

“We had identified some players we would trade up to get, and DeCastro was one of them,” Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said of the pick.

DeCastro has been a terrific lineman at Stamford the past three years and is a dominant run blocker who also handles the opposition in pass protection.

He has a lot of upside and should break into a starting lineup early into his NFL career and stay there for years to come. Explosive off the snap, quickly gets into blocks and easily turns defenders from the line.

DeCastro is a solid run blocker who opens up big lanes for the ballcarrier and works hard until the whistle blows.

He is regarded as the best guard in the draft, and the Steelers are lucky that he fell to the 24th pick, and he should be an immediate upgrade on the Steelers O-line.

Source: Steelers Gab

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