Let's just say that Nicks and Grubbs don't exist for a second. For one Nicks will be very expensive no matter how you look at it and it's debatable how he would fit in with our line. Grubbs would be the better fit in our scheme just from my point of view but let's move on. We just got the Giants O-line coach. He has had a guy named Snee who is pretty good and not taking anything away from Asamoah but I see his ceiling a little lower than that of Brian Waters which will include a few Pro-Bowls but won't quite get to Will Shields level. We are a ground and pound and then run a draw team. We need O-lineman like Brady needs new outside Wr's. We have three proven commodities, one being a little less proven but showed good ability. Now we have to start 5 offensive lineman no matter what. So that mean we need 2 more this of course is going off my idea that we bench or trade Lilja because he's just to small and fragile for what we do and that's run a lot. Let's discuss and look at a overview of this man they call DeCastro after the jump.
Ok he is listed at, however accurate that may be, 6'5" 310 pounds. 6'5" is money for a guards height to me it gives him height to have a good build but also still get low and push the pile. The 310 is about what most guards come out of college at it's a little skinny but we've all seen what happens to guys in the NFL with weights and always playing and not having a lot of off time. So if he get's to 325 that would be a good weight for him to carry. He is rated as the best guard in the draft hands down and just so happens to probably be available when we pick. Not you might ask why not take a tackle with this pick? Well if you've been reading AP lately people are blowing up the comments with which tackle to draft problem is everyone of them is liked for some things hated for others or may or may not fit our scheme or is a LT not a RT. So why draft a player you don't feel great about?
Now DeCastro on the other hand doesn't really have any holes in his game like these Tackles. He is all around solid but is ELITE in guess what? Run Blocking and that's something we do a whole lot around here. So seems like a pretty easy choice right? Well of course not... WHO drafts a guard with the 11/12 pick in the draft my gosh that's insane they can be had anywhere in the draft. Ok as Chiefs fans whens the last time we found an ELITE lineman later in the draft? Well there was that one guy named Jared Allen but we all know we ran him outta town for liking to get tipsy. So let's play it safe and make sure we get a starter with this pick. Oh by the way this guy spent his ENTIRE college career keeping that one guy off his back... Yeah that Luck kid who's done pretty good for himself in college.
So I've seen this big kick on this Trent Richardson guy? Seriously pass me some of the RB Kool Aide please. I know the kid is a flat out FREAK athelete. I know he's big strong and can run like a horse. All the more reason not to take him. We would run him like LJ till the tires fell off. RB's literally can be had in any round or even picked up as UDFA. I saw a comment fro really good poster, sorry idk who it was, but he stated that like the top 5 rushers from the past 2 or 3 years contained like not even 1 1st round pick or something ridiculous like that. So why again would we draft a first round RB? Let me put it to you this way 5 or 13? Those are the number of years your going to get out of a RB and a OLman an I promise the 13 is the RB. I'll take more than twice the career for my 11th pick thank you. I'd rather have another Will Shields than LJ cause Shields made LJ what he was not the other way around. I could run behind Shields but I can't block for LJ in his prime.
David DeCastro what more can you say about the kid he's got it all and fits our scheme to a T. We've seen how far a flashy RB and a poor offensive line can get you. It get's you stomped by a team like the Ravens in the playoffs and worked by the Raiders and other good front 7's to where you can't run even with a super star RB. Then we've all probably seen Brady balance his check book and eat a frosty behind his line all the while being able to plug in the likes of Danny Woodhead and other guys and still have a run game. The Patriots are the most successful team the past 10 years along with maybe PITT. Now what do they have when they've won it all? Good to Great Defense and an Oline that could allow there QB to make plays when it counted. The Pitt line being questionable at times still has done a good enough job to give Pitt a good offense consistently. So let's follow those examples and draft us a stud Olineman who will start from day 1.