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Steelers 2012 NFL Draft Predictions: How Good Can David DeCastro Be?

The writer Seton Hall And Steelers, of Behind The Steel Curtain and Mocking The Draft, has his predictions for the Steelers' picks in the latest NFL Draft. His prediction for first-rounder David DeCastro sounds way over the top, and these predictions look way too ambitious in general, although you have to give SHAS some credit for having proven many times over that he or she knows a whole lot about the draft.

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DeCastro has all the tools to become a dominant guard for a decade or more and could already be a top five guard in the NFL. I believe that as a rookie, he will start at left guard for 16 games and within three years, he will be an All Pro player. By the time he retires, I think he will have multiple All Pro selections and be an eventual Hall of Famer. Those are very high expectations but when you are compared to legends like Alan Faneca and Steve Hutchinson in the pre-draft process, there is not much room for being average or even just being a good NFL player.

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You might want to write that one down. Faneca comparisons or know, it sounds wild to project that the Steelers got a Hall of Famer with the No. 24 overall pick.

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Elsewhere, SHAS also thinks second-round pick Mike Adams will have a productive NFL career, while third-rounder Sean Spence will be more of a helpful role player.

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