David DeCastro scouting report

David DeCastro OG Stanford #52
Ht: 6’5″

Wt: 315

 
Strengths:
Elite size and strength. Dominant run blocker; does a great job staying low and using good leverage. Decent athleticism for an interior lineman; capable of getting to the second level. Well respected by teammates and coaches. Excellent work ethic. Three-year starter with plenty of experience. Has the skills necessary to play in any blocking scheme.
Weaknesses:
Adequate in pass protection, but is sort of a bend-but-don’t break blocker; gets knocked back relatively often, but continues to fight.
Comments:
DeCastro is an elite prospect, with the size, strength and mobility to play in any scheme. He is much better as a run blocker, but generally holds his ground in pass protection. He may struggle with some of the elite interior pass rushers at the next level at first, but as he continues to develop his strength and technique he should become one of the league’s top interior offensive linemen.
Videos:
2011 vs UCLA
2011 vs Notre Dame 
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2012 Comments Off

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