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David DeCastro Scouting Report

Position: OG
Conference: Pac12
School: Stanford Cardinal
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #52
Height & Weight: 6'5 - 310 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Top 20
Drafted 1.24 in 2012 by PIT

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash5.43
Bench press34
Vertical jump29.5
Broad jump8'2
Three-cone drill7.30
20-yard shuttle4.56

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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David DeCastro, OG, Stanford

Stanford's David DeCastro is a tough as nails prospect who has Top 15 potential and should almost certainly be the first interior offensive lineman picked in the 2012 NFL Draft.

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.

Last Updated Mar-30-2012 by Matt De Lima

3 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

Top 10 pick......... Sure Thing...... Pro Bowler...... Picks like this keep GM's around.

Posted by:
lionsdraft 03/01/12 06:43 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Rock solid starter on day #1. Can go as high as #9 but makes sense at #10-19.

Posted by:
marcettrick@juno.com 02/21/12 09:12 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Can he pull to lead a back down field is his speed and mobility enough to block in space if yes the Lions can use him.

Posted by:
Soulman45 01/22/12 01:05 AM

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