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Stanford’s DeCastro draws raves for on-field Combine workout

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Stanford guard David DeCastro isn’t particularly long or fast from a Combine measurable perspective, but word out of Indianapolis is that he turned heads when performing more football-related activities on the field.

“From what I was told, he was highly impressive in on-field drills,” said NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock.

“Hard to look better than DeCastro during morning offensive line drills,” chimed in ESPN director of college scouting Todd McShay.

DeCastro is 6-foot-4 7/8 and 316 pounds, but 32 3/4-inch arms will keep him at guard in the pros. DeCastro ran “unofficial” forty times of 5.34 and 5.47. His broad jump was 8 feet and two inches.

DeCastro was a first-team All American in 2011, before declaring for the draft as a fourth-year junior. He started 39 games in college, all at right guard. DeCastro is expected to be a top-20 pick in the draft.

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4 Responses to “Stanford’s DeCastro draws raves for on-field Combine workout”
  1. chiadam says: Feb 25, 2012 12:20 PM

    Combine drills are useless. Why can’t the guys with whistles around their necks ever see that? No offensive linemen will ever have to broad jump during a game. What player will? Offensive linemen will never sprint 40 yards in a straight line. I don’t care how high they can jump or how many times they put up 225. All pointless. Scout by watching game film.

  2. stevincinci says: Feb 25, 2012 12:56 PM

    Bengals at #21.

  3. stoneydog1000 says: Feb 25, 2012 1:00 PM

    hope he is still around when the Bengals pick at 17th pick. I love this guy.

  4. gbpackman says: Feb 25, 2012 1:06 PM

    So 32 3/4″ arms will keep him at guard and isn’t good enough fora tackle position, but Matt Kalil is the “prototype” left tackle with 34 1/2″ arms?? Your a fool if you think the difference between these two is a 1 3/4″ difference in arm length.

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