Cole: Steelers Get a B+ for Draft Picks

Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports is handing out his AFC and NFC grades for the draft – including the Steelers, which you can read about below.

Picks: G David DeCastro, OT Mike Adams, OLB Sean Spence, DT Alameda Ta’amu, RB Chris Rainey, WR Toney Clemons, TE David Paulson, CB Terrence Frederick, G Kelvin Beachum.

Grade: B+

Analysis: The Steelers didn’t do anything sexy in this draft, but they may have come away with the two best offensive line values. There are some people who compare DeCastro to the likes of Steve Hutchinson, who may be the second-best guard in the history of the game behind only John Hannah. Yeah, that’s lofty, but DeCastro is a beast, a guy who loves everything about the game. As for Adams, he would have been a first-round pick if not for a failed test for marijuana. While OT Matt Kalil was considered a more complete left tackle, Adams has all the size and ability to be as good as Kalil. Getting that kind of talent at No. 56 is terrific.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Tags: ,

About the author: Matt Loede


Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and of course, the National Football League. On NFL Sunday’s you can hear Matt on National networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and other stations around the country. Matt also joined The Washington Post in 2009 as a guest columnist on league hot topics. Born and raised in Cleveland, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.


Recent posts in 2012 NFL Draft


One Comment

  • As long as Adams lays off the crack pipe and gets a mean streak it will be a fantastic draft

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *




Play Daily Fantasy Sports


Steelers Gab Features






Recent Comments

  • Dave B.: This procedure Ben had done has got to be a fairly minor pro…
  • BJ Rassam: The Steelers are just not the same team without Big Ben.…
  • william murphy: We need Jack Lambert to be on the NFL's The Football Life.…
  • BB: To this point, Green has been as bad a signing as Gilbert is…
  • Andy G: Thanx,dr obvious…