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NFL draft: Steelers select Stanford OG David DeCastro at No. 24

April 26, 2012|By Sam Farmer
  • Stanford offensive guard David DeCastro loosens up before pro day at Stanford.
Stanford offensive guard David DeCastro loosens up before pro day at Stanford. (Paul Sakuma / Associated…)

No. 24 Pittsburgh Steelers: OG David DeCastro, Stanford –- Although DeCastro is from Bellevue, Wash., his parents are South African and both his father and grandfather played rugby for the University of Cape Town. DeCastro is so intense, he refuses to high-five teammates after big plays. Said NFL Network’s Mike Mayock: "I think with DeCastro, when you get him, you're going to plug him in Day One, and he's going to be your starting guard."

Comment: Rebuilding Pittsburgh’s line has been a project for the Steelers for several years. DeCastro is the type who can play tackle in a pinch.

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