Pittsburgh Steelers Select David DeCastro In The First Round

Fri, Apr 27, 2012

Pittsburgh Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers Select David DeCastro In The First Round

This is fantastic news for all Pittsburgh Steelers fans out there.  We’re going to be able to watch Pouncey and DeCastro destroy people on the field.  Both of these dudes are guys you don’t want to mess with on game day.

A little about DeCastro:

The 6-foot-5, 316-pound DeCastro started 39 games in three seasons with the Cardinal and was an All-American after his junior season last fall while blocking for quarterback Andrew Luck.

It’s fairly easy to say that DeCastro is a giant human being.  The great thing is that he’s not sloppy fat either, he’s basically a wall and at guard that is fantastic.  He’s been praised throughout the combine as the best NFL ready rookie  guard entering the draft, and we certainly need to be thanking all of the teams that didn’t take this guy.

The Steelers shored up there entire offensive line yesterday and that’s great news for the offense for the future.

Quotes from Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin on the draft choice and what DeCastro is all about;

“We really we didn’t think David would be there at 24 quite honestly,” Colbert said. “We valued him that high. We said there were a few special players in this draft, and he was one of them.”

“This kid’s an exceptional player,” Colbert said. “This kid is all business and no-nonsense.”

“When you watch this team (Stanford) run the football 80 percent of the time David DeCastro was leading the way,” coach Mike Tomlin said.

“He was the unquestioned leader of a very veteran group,” Tomlin said. “We’re excited about putting him in the fold.”

With the start of this 2012 draft, I’m more than ready to see what else shakes out in the days to come.  The Pittsburgh Steelers have 9 more picks to fill their needs with.  So expect a linebacker and possibly another running back.

 

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