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2012 NFL Mock Draft: David DeCastro Goes To Kansas City Chiefs In First Round

When a player is considered to be the greatest player to come out as his position in several years, does it really matter what position he plays? Besides kicker or punter, it seems safe to say that any other such descriptor would earn a top draft selection for that player. Andrew Luck has been described in such ways, and he’s predicted to be No. 1 in every mock for the 2012 NFL Draft around. But what about offensive guard David DeCastro of Stanford?

Apparently it’s not an important enough position to qualify in the top five overall players. That’s why DeCastro continues to fall just outside the top ten in many mocks to the Kansas City Chiefs. That’s the latest at as Walter Cherepinsky writes:

It’s unusual to see a guard at No. 11 in an NFL Draft, but the Chiefs made a similar pick two years ago when they selected Eric Berry at No. 5. Safeties never go that high, but Berry was just that good of a prospect. The same can be said about David DeCastro. DeCastro is no ordinary guard. He’s the top player at his position in a very long time. Most consider him to be the next Steve Hutchinson. The Chiefs need to improve the interior of their offensive line, and DeCastro would be a great addition along with recently signed Eric Winston.

DeCastro would definitely elevate the Chiefs’ offensive line play, potentially to the level of the line that was once the best in the NFL. At one point, several Hall of Fame candidates all lined up together — from Willie Roaf and Will Shields to Casey Wiegmann and Brian Waters. The Chiefs’ move to bring in Winston and DeCastro could remind some of days gone by.

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