First let me start saying ... WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO WE GOT DECASTRO!!!
Ok... sorry for that just had to get that out of my system...
Believe it or not, we got DeCastro... reportedly the best OG prospect to come into the NFL in many years...i still have a hard time believing we got this steal, with each and every pick it seemed more obvious that someone would take him before us.
So... what should we do now? (Besides trusting the most awesome front office in the world)
Obviously BPA is always a good path to follow, but i want to make my case to, if possible and with the good prospect at the given moment pick an OG/OT.
Basically my line of reasoning seems to me pretty easy but i will try to explain it.
As far as football is the sport that defines Team play, there are different units in a football team that kind of have their own teams. And you can argue that Offensive Line may be one of those Units that need play cohesively as a team.
With DeCastro's pick the steelers are just one player away from having for the first time in many years one of the best offensive line units in the NFL, and that can be addressed in this today's second or third round.
Probably a guy taken on the second or third round would not be a day 1 starter right away, but going into the season he might get a starting role.
Getting this unit assembled now will provide the steeler an elite unit for many years to come because this guys are except for Colon on the first years of their careers, they would get to start their careers all together, learn to play with each other, and develope into a real team knowing each one how to play with their teammates.
Can you imagine a unit of Gilbert, DeCastro, Pouncey, a 2nd rounder and Colon, bonding and developing their own unit for a few years?
I think this could become the base of a great team for many more years to come.
I won't even waste your time in names, since we don't have an idea who would be falling to us, or who will we have left on the pool to pick from, but there are many Offensive linemen that could complete this awesome O-Line.
I have trouble thinking on Colbert double dipping on OLine in the first two picks of the same draft, then again just a few years back it was Timmons and Woodley, and that turned to be a great decision.