The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted former Stanford Cardinals guard David DeCastro with their first pick in the 2012 draft. Unfortunatly for DeCastro and the Steelers they didn’t get to see him in action a lot last year. DeCastro started the season on the injured reserve/designated for return list after multiple ligament tears in his right knee in the third preseason game of 2012.
DeCastro returned to the roster on November 26th but didn’t appear in a game until the middle of December. DeCastro says his knee is at 100% and doesn’t look bothered by it at all.
“He’s awesome, he’s healthy,” Maurkice Pouncey said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “You would have seen it last year if he never got injured.
“He came back strong last year and now he has an opportunity to really get after guys. He’s really athletic. He can get around [the] edge and is strong at the same time.”
“He looks good,” defensive end Brett Keisel said. “He’s one of those young guys we’re counting on this year to step in and play great ball. He’s gained weight, he’s gotten stronger. We expect him to hold down that right side.”
That is good news for the Steelers who are depending on Pouncey and DeCastro to be the future of their offensive line.