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NFL Draft 2012: Assessing Possible Steelers Offensive Line Draft Picks Post-Combine

The Pittsburgh Steelers have the No. 24 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, and many mock drafts predict the Steelers will attempt to get younger and more athletic along their offensive line. The fine folks at Steelers Depot broke down the work of some offensive lineman at the 2012 NFL Combine that Pittsburgh might be interested in come draft time. Their assessment of the combine work of possible first rounders David DeCastro and Cordy Glenn is below.

Round 1: David DeCastro was the only Guard believed to be a guaranteed 1st rounder. Cordy Glenn was a guy who some could see going in the 1st as well. DeCastro had an average combine. He impressed with his cone drill time, and disappointed with his 40 time. His bench and vert were solid. I believe someone will still snatch him up in the first round, and he will likely go in the middle of the round. Glenn had a little bit of a rougher combine. He showed speed in the 40 and strength in the bench, but failed to impress at the broad and vert jump and cone drill. I can't see him dropping too far, but he has probably become an early second round prospect now.

Glenn played both guard and tackle in college, flexibility that the Steelers might be happy to have. DeCastro's college resume comes only includes guard, but he's also more highly regarded and has more collegiate experience then Glenn, which may also appeal to Pittsburgh higher ups when considered who to draft at No. 24. Of course, it looks unlikely that DeCastro will be available when the Steelers pick, so if they happen to go for a guard, Glenn might be their best bet.

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