Many of the recent mock drafts projecting the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft seem to agree that the Dallas Cowboys will be targeting prospects to beef up their offensive line. Several of the latest mock drafts think that Stanford Cardinal offensive guard David DeCastro would be a good fit for the team.
Mock draft website Draft Tek is among the sources that agrees with this assessment. In their latest mock draft, they have DeCastro going to the Cowboys in the first round as the No. 14 overall pick. Here is their take on the situation:
The pipe dream was fun while we smoked it, but this week CB Kirkpatrick is a top ten pick and there is quite a drop-off in talent to Dennard . . . thus, it's the "People's Choice" Stanford's David DeCastro, the #1 OG in this year's draft class. DeCastro is smart, athletic and possesses a mean streak. The interior of the Cowboy OL definitely needs an upgrade, as the youth conversion project continues. New OC/OL coach Bill Callahan has his OT bookends in Smith and Free but if OG Montrae Holland (UFA) shows up overweight again, the roll call includes the oft-injured Kyle Kosier, Derrick Dockery (UFA), David Arkin (last year's 4th round selection who the coaches say needs to get stronger?) and Bill Nagy (last year's 7th round selection who did not start at Wisconsin due to his affinity for riding scooters) to line up either side of centers Costa and Kowalski. Will Dallas invest yet another 1st round choice on the OL? Looks to me like they have to!
DeCastro is ranked by many as the top offensive guard in this year's draft. If selected, he would be an immediate asset to the Cowboys.
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