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Draft Guru Praises DeCastro



    There are many self-described NFL draft experts out there, but a few stand out as the most respected.

    One of those is ESPN Insider Todd McShay, who seems to know who the Dallas Cowboys should take with their No. 14 pick in the draft on Thursday, if he's still available.

    One of the players linked to the Cowboys is Stanford guard David DeCastro, who McShay called "as ready" as a player that he's ever seen in all of his years evaluating draft talent.

    "I wrote balance down about 90 times when I was watching his tape," McShay told the San Antonio Express-News. "Everything's in balance and under control. He's instinctive. He's absolutely just nasty. Tough, physical, just plays with the temperament you're looking for. Competes and is highly respected by his teammates. He's the elite of the elite when it comes to guard."

    DeCastro, who comes from Stanford's pro-style offense, and well, went to Stanford, is obviously a smart enough lineman to get the job done in the NFL, and he's clearly got the physical talent.

    But the question lies with the fact that NFL teams don't typically draft guards in the first round because guards can be converted tackles on the downside of their career or can be found in the later rounds of the draft.

    Someone will take DeCastro in the first round. Will it be the Cowboys?