2012 NFL Combine: David DeCastro Impressive In OL Drills

Feb 25, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Stanford Cardinal offensive lineman David DeCastro runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

With all the talk and speculation that the Cardinals will draft an offensive lineman in April. Mainly, there has been talk of the Cardinals getting a tackle, as that is one of the team's greatest needs, but a decent consolation prize could be just landing guard David DeCastro. He measurables at the NFL combine certainly will not sway teams from drafting him.

He is already considered the sure thing pick on the offensive line. Unfortunately, guards aren't as sought after. However, DeCastro showed his stuff in his drills.

He put up 34 reps of the bench press -- the second highest among the offensive linemen.

In the 20-yard shuffle, he was timed at 4.56 seconds, the third-best time of the offensive linemen.

He also had the highest three-cone drill at 7.3 seconds. His 40-time obviously is not important, as he is a lineman, but it clocked in at 5.43.

In a nutshell, beyond the reputation he already has of being spectacular as a guard, he showed strength and agility.

Even though tackle is perhaps a greater need, DeCastro is looking more and more like the guy who the Cardinals should draft.

What about the rest of you? Considering what DeCastro has shown, do you take him over Riley Rieff, Mike Adams or Jonathan Martin if any are available? I'm starting to thing that they should.

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