The Pittsburgh Steelers took Stanford Cardinals guard David DeCastro with their first pick in last year’s draft. DeCastro has beefed up and added weight and muscle coming into camp at a solid 317 pounds. That has the guard oozing with confidence and he is becoming more vocal in his sophomore training camp.
“He’s a lot more talkative than he was the first year,” center Maurkice Pouncey said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
“I think everyone appreciates that.”
Some say DeCastro is blossoming, and could’ve just been a shy and quiet rookie not knowing what to expect in the NFL.
“In the beginning, we could barely get two words out of David,” guard Ramon Foster said. “I thought he was going to be a stiff the entire way, but he’s opened up. He’s definitely more chatty than before.”
“I guess he figured, well, I got to be with these guys for a few years I might as well do it,” Foster said, smiling.
“He had to open up. He warmed slowly, but David is David. He’s a fun dude.”
DeCastro had an injury plagued season in his rookie campaign, he was placed on the injured reserve/designated for return list which forced him to sit for the first eight games of the regular season. DeCastro returned to the roster on November 26th but didn’t start until December 16th of the 2012 season.