Steelers Select OG David DeCastro

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 02: Andrew Luck #12 and David DeCastro #52 of the Stanford Cardinal celebrate after Luck threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz #86 in the third quarter against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on January 2, 2012 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


How's this for an omen? David DeCastro wore No. 52 in college, a number he won't be able to wear with the Steelers because it isn't issued anymore. It was worn by Hall of Fame C Mike Webster.

I really should try to write this objectively, but I can't. I am also unable to sit still, stop taunting my friends who taunted my nerves for seven picks before the Steelers were on the clock, texting friends in the same ALL CAPS way I did when the Steelers won two Super Bowls, and express anything but extreme optimism.

The Steelers just drafted perhaps the best guard prospect in the last 10 years. He fills the team's greatest need. And the Steelers still have an entire draft to address other needs.

David DeCastro is a Steeler. In the 400 mock drafts we ran on this site, and the 4,000 others we all collectively read, no one predicted he would fall to the point the Steelers could take him at 24.

This is Alan Faneca 2.0. This is a Pro Bowl-level player in his first year. This could not have worked out better for the Steelers.

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