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    Quote Originally Posted by KemoTherapy View Post
    DeCastro is what, 22 years old?, and coming from a school where he was a true student athlete who wasn`t taking basket weaving courses. He has plenty of space on his frame to add muscle and I`m sure in the long run he`ll be okay. His current strong suit is in his movement skills, the power will come.

    DeCastro better hurry up and get some gear in him if he wants to hang with the big boys. I hope he doesn't think he can compete in this league being clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeldawgswag View Post
    I wouldn't be suprised if DeCastro, Luck and the others from Stanford turn out to be busts. It's only fitting.

    Luck's going to be a big bust. way too many expectations.

    I'm hoping DeCastro won't, he's a rookie big deal, he's getting use to the league.

    I do wonder why he fell though.
    jonathan martin is the only stanford player that sucks and was overdrafted. Decastro and luck will be top 5 at their respective positions. you are just trying to stir things up, they are two of the soundest prospects ive ever seen.
    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSteelers View Post
    DeCastro better hurry up and get some gear in him if he wants to hang with the big boys. I hope he doesn't think he can compete in this league being clean.
    lol people are never happy.



    decastro did 34 reps, its not a strength issue. he was overpowering people with his arms in college, hes gotta refine his game a bit....easing him into a dominant player is fine, the man is going to be an incredible player

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    This thred is rediculous .Pouncey didn't lock in until the third pre season game Mr Personality as his teammate call him will be fine

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    Big transition, DeCastrate will be fine.

    But, Foster is not that bad of a lineman; I like him at RG. If DeCastro is better, he should play. If he is not, he shouldn't. I'm glad Foster is pushing him

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    The Great Alan Faneca didn't start until week 4 or 5 of his rookie season.....

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    andy levitre and carl nicks (both top 5 guards) were awful their rookie year. Id expect him to be better than awful, but b@g32 is right faneca saw very limited playing time as a rookie early on and only got on the field because of injuries

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    andy levitre and carl nicks (both top 5 guards) were awful their rookie year. Id expect him to be better than awful, but b@g32 is right faneca saw very limited playing time as a rookie early on and only got on the field because of injuries
    I think DeCastro is going to be better then Alan Faneca......Faneca was a great run blocker and perfect fit for Cowher's power running offense...Faneca wasn't the most elite pass protector..........

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    Heres a great write up on him as a scouting report. Theres no doubt in my mind he will be a better player than faneca. It might take some time but whenever you watch him play at any level you just see a man that plays with everything he has

    Strengths:
    • Possesses prototypical size and bulk
    • Terrific strength and plays with power
    • Aggressive and plays w/ nasty demeanor
    • Gets an excellent push in the run game
    • Stout at the point to anchor in pass pro
    • Mobile enough to pull and work in space
    • Is polished and utilizes sound technique
    • Smart with nice instincts and awareness
    • Extremely tough and was very durable
    • Competitive w/ great work ethic and drive
    • Lots of experience versus top competition

    Weaknesses:
    • Average athleticism, agility, quickness
    • Does not physically dominate opponents
    • Tends to reach and lose balance at times
    • Does not have ideal arm length (32¾)
    • Overall upside may be relatively limited

    Injury History:
    • None of Consequence

    Notes:
    A three-year starter for the Cardinal --- Named 1st Team All-Pac-10/12 in 2010 and 2011 --- A consensus All-American in 2011 --- Started 39 consecutive games at right guard --- Also won a state champion in the shot put in high school --- A well-rounded, blue-collar blocker with an ideal blend of physical tools and intangibles who profiles as an immediate starter and perennial Pro Bowler at the next level --- One of the best offensive guard prospects to come along in recent years and has drawn favorable comparisons to everyone from Alan Faneca to Steve Hutchinson --- Projects as a legitimate Top 15-20 overall pick.

    NFL Player Comparison: Steve Hutchinson
    http://www.draftcountdown.com/Scouti...d-DeCastro.php

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    Decastro is getting it taken to him because he's a first round pick. As he should. He will earn everything he gets. As it should be. He'll be more then fine when he starts. Right now, he's getting forged in STEEL!!!!!!!!!!

    GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!
    The Steeler way...is the only way.

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    DeCastro was my favorite player in this past draft from a Steelers need perspective.........So I was more then thrilled when he fell on draft day.....Mike Adams falling to the 2nd was just as awesome.....

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