David DeCastro Scouting Report
|Height & Weight:||6'5 - 310 lbs.|
|Draft Prediction:||Top 20|
2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
Almost everything about this young man jumps out at you. With that in mind, he isn't a special athlete, but beyond that DeCastro has all the tools necessary to be an elite lineman. He can mirror with the best of them because of great footwork. He's got a great base that can anchor and hold up defenders. DeCastro has a thick frame from top to bottom and does very well to keep leverage with his pad level.
Ask any offensive line coach what's that one trait they'd like to see in their linemen and almost all of them would tell you they want to see mean streak. DeCastro has that in spades. He'll bang heads with a guy, will him to the ground with any means necessary and is not a dirty player.
Displays a great natural bend in his knees and waist, rarely caught overextending. On running plays, he's a tank with great hands and will explode into the second level with ease. He's very strong in his lower half and quick enough to pull out of the tackle box. In pass protection, he doesn't get caught getting upright and does well to absorb contact without collapsing the pocket. DeCastro may not be a sexy pick, but he is the type of player teams can build around for the next decade.
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