Sept. 17, 2011; Tucson, AZ, USA; Stanford Cardinal guard David DeCastro (52) during the first half against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium. The Cardinal beat the Wildcats 37-10. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

David DeCastro: Can’t Miss Class?


ESPN currently has a great piece about the four Stanford prospects that could go in the first round this coming Thursday. The whole thing is a good read and I highly recommend checking it out.

I know we have several David DeCastro fans out there and the article certainly paints him in a great light. Check out these quotes:

DeCastro reeks of can’t fail, from his enforcer glare to his Mack-truck jaw to his all-shoulders-and-forearms build to his coachlike knowledge of Stanford’s pro-style offense. He dominated from his first days at practice, when he was nicknamed King Stout because nobody could move him.

But I think this is my favorite:

But when Shaw asked DeCastro to set an example, he tailored the role for him: “I don’t need you to give speeches. But I need you to demand that the guys play to your level. If they don’t, they need to be afraid of you.”

DeCastro smiled and said, “I can do that.” And he did, sparing no one. During one game last season, Luck, who typically called three plays in the huddle and picked one at the line of scrimmage depending on the defense, missed a run-check as the play clock was winding down. DeCastro was not happy: “Andrew, what the f–, man? Get us in a good play.” Luck explained that he ran out of time, to which DeCastro replied, “Don’t do it again.”

So even though I stand by what I’ve said in that you can find a Pro Bowl-caliber guard in rounds 2-3. I have to admit that DeCastro is pretty tempting. I don’t know how anyone could be upset if DeCastro was the Chiefs’ pick. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for Thursday to get here.

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