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Old 02-17-2013, 11:34 AM   #6
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Default Re: The Simple Fact of the Matter - A Pass Rusher Will Fall To Us

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Originally Posted by SteelersCanada View Post
I think that DeCastro falling to us was a minor miracle and I don't expect a Guard of Warmack's or DeCastro's ability to fall again. There's too many teams out there that now need to start rebuilding their offensive line and that starts with Warmack. The Cowboys, Giants, Titans and the Rams are all looking to retool their offensive lines. If he does drop to around 14 - 16, I expect the Cowboys or Giants to trade up and snag him.
DeCastro's falling was a minor miracle to us because we picked at #24 last year. This time the Steeler will pick at #17 and this position actually is the range of picking the top guard in the draft. No guard was drafted higher than #15 since 1998.

1998 - Mo Collins (#23)
1999 - Matt Stinchcomb (#18)
2000 - Travis Claridge (#37)
2001 - Steve Hutchinson (#17)
2002 - Kendall Simmons (#30)
2003 - Eric Steinbach (#33)
2004 - Shawn Andrews (#16)
2005 - Logan Mankins (#32)
2006 - Davin Joseph (#23)
2007 - Ben Grubbs (#29)
2008 - Branden Albert (#15)
2009 - Andy Levitre (#51)
2010 - Mike Iupati (#17)
2011 - Danny Watkins (#23)
2012 - David DeCastro (#24)

Every years there are teams that want to re-build their OL. But history shows that teams just didn't pick top guard that high.
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