David DeCastro| Pittsburgh Steelers | Guard
Height: 6’5″ | Weight: 316
Date of Birth: 1/11/1990 (27)
Hometown: Kirkland, Washington
Draft: 2012, Round 1, Pick 24
Contract: 6 years, $58.07 million, through 2021
David DeCastro has been an excellent interior lineman for the Steelers since he became a starter in 2013. He is the top run blocker on a Pittsburgh team who has seen both Le’Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams run amok over defenses since 2013. A two-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro, DeCastro hasn’t missed a start since 2013, and has started 66 games in five seasons in the league.
While he doesn’t come without some drama, DeCastro is an excellent, well-rounded blocker, and has emerged as a top interior lineman in the last two seasons. He should continue that upward trend in 2017, as the Steelers’ look to continue to pound the ball with arguably the best back in the NFL.
Awards and Accolades:
2x Pro Bowl (2015, 2016)
1x First-team All-Pro (2015)
1x Second-team All-Pro (2016)
Honorable Mentions: Gabe Jackson, Spencer Drango