The one weakness for the Pittsburgh Steelers for years has been their offensive line. General manager Kevin Colbert made sure early on that he would silence his critics.
Even with the need for offensive linemen, many analysts believed Pittsburgh would still go with All-American linebacker from the University of Alabama, Dont’a Hightower. The Steelers would have been more than pleased with drafting Hightower—until the NFL dropped an early Christmas gift on their draft table.
David DeCastro, offensive guard from Stanford University, was projected as the top guard in the draft and 10th overall prospect in the draft. With the addition of DeCastro alone, the Steelers pulled off one of their most successful drafts in the past decade.
Here is a closer and more in-depth look at all nine selections made by the Steelers.