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David DeCastro

David DeCastro - #52 - OG-C

Height: 6-4 7/8
Weight: 316
Speed: 5.42
Arm: 32 3/4
Hand: 10
Wingspan: 79 1/8
Birthdate: 01/11/1990
Hometown: Bellevue, WA
Grade: 6.22

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/22/2012 Stanford Pro Day 6-5 1/8 314 10 32 3/8 79 3/8
02/29/2012 Combine 6-4 7/8 316 10 32 3/4 79 1/8 5.34 34 8'2" 29 1/2 4.59 7.33
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-5 305 5.25

 

Notes:

The Washington prep was an all-state performer on the offensive line. Also threw the shot put and won the state’s 3A championship with a throw of 59 feet 3 inches. Redshirted in 2008. Started all 39 games at right guard from 2009-11 and was part of an offensive line that allowed only 24 sacks over that span. Was a first-team AP All-America selection and a finalist for the Outland Trophy, given to the nation’s best interior lineman, in ’11.

Positives:

Plays with outstanding balance and footwork — effortlessly shuffles, slides and mirrors. Outstanding technician — understands angles and leverage. Very good hand use — engages defenders. Proficient pulling, locating targets in space and finishing second-level blocks. Very controlled mover. Plays square in pass protection and adjusts easily to movement. Terrific eyes, instincts and awareness — switches off blocks and offers help on stunts. Good base strength. Plays with intensity, has an ornery football-playing temperament and seeks to finish blocks — runs defenders wide of the pocket. Highly competitive. Consistently paves the way in short-yardage situations and can move the pile. Well-versed in a pro-style offense. Has practiced at center and is disciplined enough to contribute as an emergency right tackle. Went through Combine drills like a seasoned pro. Recorded the best 3-cone time (7.30 seconds) of any offensive lineman at the Combine. Outstanding personal and football character — lives for the game. Extremely durable and dependable. Outstanding work ethic.

Negatives:

Average arm length. Is not an elite athlete and shows some tightness in his movement. Could stand to play with more consistent power in his body. Is not an explosive, knock-you-off-the-ball, drive blocker. 

Summary:

Big, physical, nasty, strong technician with distinction as the best pulling guard in this year’s draft class. Is a proven, perennial Pro Bowl-caliber plug-and-play starter with no glaring deficiencies in his game. One of the best all-around O-line prospects to emerge from the draft since Seattle Seahawks 2001 17th-overall pick Steve Hutchinson.


David DeCastro's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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