Stanford guard David DeCastro is another player who was available significantly later than most of the draft prognosticators anticipated. Once regarded as a virtual lock for the top-13 selections, DeCastro slipped to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ pick at No. 24.
DeCastro fits Pittsburgh’s mentality on the offensive line. He is a beastly run blocker at 6-foot-5, 316, and was one of college football’s most decorated linemen. Blocking for No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck, DeCastro garnered first-team All-American honors in 2011. He started 39 career games at Stanford, never missing a game and earning All-Pac 12 accolades each year.
DeCastro will start at right guard in Week One for the Steelers.