Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
David DeCastro hardly belongs on this list.
However, the whispers that suggest he's struggling need to be addressed. Has an artist been commissioned to begin sculpting DeCastro's bust for Canton?
DeCastro's not having a bad camp, though.
It's just that with all the euphoria sparked by the Steelers' apparent steal of DeCastro in the first round of the draft, the rookie guard was expected to report to camp as the 2005 Alan Faneca.
That hasn't happened, hence the whispers.
At the very least, DeCastro was expected to step in and start immediately at right guard, but he's still battling veteran Ramon Foster for that job. DeCastro started at right guard in the Steelers' preseason opener at Philadelphia because Foster started at left guard in place of injured Willie Colon.
DeCastro played the entire first half in Philadelphia. He didn't allow a sack and threw a key block on a 33-yard run by Jonathan Dwyer, according to Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
That play aside, DeCastro struggled in run-blocking, according to Pro Football Focus. He was frequently beaten by Eagles rookie defensive lineman Fletcher Cox, a fellow first-round draft pick.
Still, DeCastro has time to improve before the games count.