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David DeCastro

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I think this guy is our pick if we can't land Claiborne or if Kirkpatrick is gone or better suited to play safety. DeCastro could start right away. The way rivera talked about how otah has been doing well working out everyday and he's in a contract year next year, I think otah will play up to his potential next year. With DeCastro we will have the best offensive line in the league.

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[quote name='wesley17']I think this guy is our pick if we can't land Claiborne or if Kirkpatrick is gone or better suited to play safety. DeCastro could start right away. The way rivera talked about how otah has been doing well working out everyday and he's in a contract year next year, I think otah will play up to his potential next year. With DeCastro we will have the best offensive line in the league.

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I could see this happening if things go the way you've stated. However, I think he would replace Wharton at LG if we went this route. Bell or Schwartz will battle it out for the RG spot in TC. Wharton may have to have his contract re-worked or be cut, unfortunately. No proof of this, but with our current cap situation, DeCastro could be an less costly alternative.

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DeCastro is a beast. I mentioned him in a post the other night. I really think the chances we take him are much higher than some might think...particularly at the spot we're picking (which might be no man's land for defensive players if Kirkpatrick is gone). He's been mauling people all year, and I have seen more than one favorable comparison to Steve Hutchinson. So even though Guards rarely get taken in the first round, especially the top half, DeCastro looks to be the rare exception that is worthy.

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If Kirkpatrick is off the board, and we can't trade down.. I think it's very possible.

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[quote name='prowler2k8']I could see this happening if things go the way you've stated. However, I think he would replace Wharton at LG if we went this route. Bell or Schwartz will battle it out for the RG spot in TC. Wharton may have to have his contract re-worked or be cut, unfortunately. No proof of this, but with our current cap situation, DeCastro could be an less costly alternative.[/QUOTE]

I might be one of few who thinks wharton has played well but too much money, Schwartz showed alot of promise and if Wharton is cut will take alot ps stress off the cap for a defensive player

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I don't think we are cutting Wharton at all.. he has not been earning his paycheck, but he has been dependable and consistent at the position. He isn't a world beater, but he does his job.

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A guard? With a top 10 pick? A guard?

Seriously, a guard?

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[quote name='Delhommey']A guard? With a top 10 pick? A guard?

Seriously, a guard?[/QUOTE]
Ask NO how important dominating Guards can be. Ask Seattle when Hutchinson was in his prime. No, it's not a normal place to take one, but DeCastro is a rare Guard and when you have the chance to take a rare talent like him, you take it...with the caveat that you do so only as long as it's not at the expense of filling a more dire need position with a player that would also be good value at that spot.

With that said, he most likely will only be a consideration if there isn't a defensive player worthy of the pick. And right now, the only defensive player that looks to fit in that range and would be good value or have anything close to similar impact is Kirkpatrick, and maybe Couples if the team feels he can be a dominant DT (even though I don't think DT is as high on their need list as it is for many fans). CB and LB are the biggest needs right now (FA could change that), and other than Claiborne and Kirkpatrick, there isn't a CB that has any business going that high, and I don't see any LB's worthy of a top 15 pick either. So going BPA (particularly at a position that can be upgraded) becomes more of a likelihood.

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[quote name='Delhommey']A guard? With a top 10 pick? A guard?

Seriously, a guard?[/QUOTE]

I think this is more of a "if we are picking 13th"

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not a sexy pick for sure, but i wouldn't be pissed if we were in the 12-13 pick range.

still there's other places that need attention more than that.

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I'm liking the idea of this pick more and more. RG was a concern during the offseason coming in, and it was addressed with some spit and elbow grease. He could come in and start from day one.

I think Brandon Hogan is expected to be the #2 next year with Butler in the nickel, Captain and Stanford working special teams and depth. Then again, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if the cornerback position got a complete overhaul outside of Gamble. I think Cap stays for his contribution on special teams (which I think might be a reason that Vaughn could make the team over Goodson next season).

This is the worst part about being a fan. The waiting is going to drive me insane :lol:

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