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Stanford guard David DeCastro going pro

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The Stanford Cardinal could be well represented in the first round of the 2012 Draft.

Rob Rang of CBSSports.com reports that guard David DeCastro will follow his quarterback Andrew Luck in forgoing his senior season. DeCastro, like all Stanford players, has been asked to put off meetings with agents until after the Fiesta Bowl, but a source tells Rang that “it isn’t a matter of if, but when” DeCastro officially throws his hat in the ring.

DeCastro was a first-team All-American this season and was a two-time member of the Pac-10/12 all-conference team. That kind of productivity is why it isn’t surprising to see DeCastro buck trends as an interior offensive lineman going pro.

Maurkice Pouncey, Branden Albert and Chilo Rachel are the only ones to get drafted since 2008, but DeCastro gets high grades from many draft forecasters who see him as a possible first-round pick. His experience clearing holes for a pro-style run offense will likely make him appealing to teams early in the selection process. If tackle Jonathan Martin also decides to go pro, there’s a good chance that Stanford will have three players off the board before the end of the first round.

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10 Responses to “Stanford guard David DeCastro going pro”
  1. goldrush36 says: Dec 16, 2011 5:26 PM

    Seeing as Rachal was mentioned, and he is garbage…. why no reunite DeCastro with Harbaugh and let that sieve of a blocker Rachal pound sand…

  2. seanje says: Dec 16, 2011 5:29 PM

    Add as a possible Coby Fleener to that Stanford first-round list.

  3. earthtopft says: Dec 16, 2011 5:43 PM

    Dave has always been big for his age. Enormous for a 12 year old.

  4. jimmysee says: Dec 16, 2011 5:49 PM

    With all these “projected” first round picks, here and elsewhere — they’ll have to expand the first round to 55 or so.

  5. Nevis says: Dec 16, 2011 6:25 PM

    Uh, whoever drafts him better hope he’s better than Rachal.

    Great work ethic, good guy…not starter caliber.

  6. villagoo says: Dec 16, 2011 7:18 PM

    only difference in your logic is that rachal wasn’t a first round pick….

  7. midwaymonster72 says: Dec 16, 2011 7:19 PM

    Welcome to the Chicago Bears.

  8. goldrush36 says: Dec 16, 2011 7:45 PM

    @villagoo yep you’re right. @ nevis great work ethic? You gotta be kidding me. He FINALLY got into shape this year but he still sucks

  9. bearsrulepackdrool says: Dec 16, 2011 10:26 PM

    jimmysee says:
    Dec 16, 2011 5:49 PM
    With all these “projected” first round picks, here and elsewhere — they’ll have to expand the first round to 55 or so.

    ____________________

    Not possible with 32 teams. It’s called a second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh rounds.
    #USEYOURBRAIN

  10. hnrqoliv says: Dec 17, 2011 3:29 AM

    “Maurkice Pouncey, Branden Albert and Chilo Rachel are the only ones to get drafted since 2008″
    And Mike Pouncey…

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