Top 100 Prospects – G David DeCastro

David DeCastro is a serious guy. Although his friends acknowledge that he has a wicked sense of humor, he seldom smiles. Satisfied is not a word that goes with his life on the football field.

As one of the best offensive lineman in this year’s class for the NFL Draft, he brings with him to the league an attitude that he just didn’t play well enough, no matter how well he may have played.

“He is so serious he sometimes thinks a high five after a touchdown is too frivolous because it might break concentration,” said Stanford QB Andrew Luck, who also happened to share a house with DeCastro. “The person he is hardest on is himself.”

Asked at the NFL Scouting Combine in February for his No. 1 memory of three seasons playing at Stanford and he answered quickly. “Brian Price of UCLA,” DeCastro said. “I set outside and he came back and countered inside. He sacked Andrew.”

That was the only sack DeCastro allowed during his college career, and came during his first season on the field. He’s had hundreds of successful blocks and plays since, but his memory is of failure.

“That’s just the way he is,” teammate OT Jonathan Martin said of DeCastro. “He’s seldom satisfied. That’s why he’s so driven.”

There’s a lot to the story of three D: Driven David DeCastro. Here are some of the details.

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