Thursday, April 26, 2012
Christmas comes for Steelers
Christmas came early for the Steelers Thursday as the top-rated guard in this year's draft, David DeCastro, dropped right into their laps with the 24th pick.
All night long, I was advocating the Steelers trading up for the former Stanford star if he fell past Cincinnati with the 17th selection.
The Steelers explored that option, but were patient. That's why Kevin Colbert gets paid the big bucks.
Many, including the Steelers didn't see DeCastro dropping that far. In fact, when Colbert said there were seven to 10 players in this draft that were easy evaluations and future stars, DeCastro was one of the players he was talking about.
But a run on pass rushers - Bruce Irvin in the first round? - and the Browns being the Browns - a 28-year-old QB in the first round - allowed DeCastro to fall.