1st Round Winners: Pittsburgh Steelers

This is exactly why the Pittsburgh Steelers are perennial contenders. They sit back, let everyone else around them panic and then take the best available player who falls into their lap.

The Steelers probably didn’t anticipate addressing their interior offensive line in the 1st round, but when David DeCastro was on the board, they simply couldn’t pass him up. DeCastro will immediately step into a starting role, likely at right guard, and help solidify an offensive line that needed a boost.

This move looks particularly strong since it immediately followed two division rivals, the Browns and Bengals, who reached to fill needs and who both would have been better off selecting DeCastro.

Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in 2012 NFL Draft, Steelers Comments Off

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