He has a bright future ahead of him. Today, he is here to tell us about his game and his Pre-NFL Draft experience.
The Football Fan Spot: First, a little bit of background stuff, when did you start playing football?
David DeCastro: I started playing in high school.
The Football Fan Spot: Who were some of your favorite players to watch as a kid? Favorite team to watch?
David DeCastro: I’m from Seattle so I always liked watching the Seahawks especially when they had Steve Hutchinson.
TFFS: It’s been roughly 2 or 3 months since the end of your season. In what ways, if any, do you think you’ve improved since the end of the season?
DD: I’ve been training hard so definitely getting bigger stronger and faster.
TFFS: Which NFL teams have met with you up to this point?
DD: I met with a good amount at the combine.
TFFS: I have always found it very interesting to ask prospects what round they believe they will be drafted in, so, honestly, putting aside where you think you should be drafted, what draft range do you think you will be drafted in?
DD: I honestly I could care less. People ask me this and I tell them the same thing every time. Why bother trying to figure out something that you have no control over. I’d rather spend my time and energy focusing on the things I can control and can get better at that will allow me the potential to be drafted as high as possible.
TFFS: Who do you compare yourself most to in the NFL? Is there anyone you model your game after?
DD: I like to try and imitate guys like Steve Hutchinson, Alan Faneca and Logan Mankins.
TFFS: Were you satisfied with your Combine performance? Which drills do you think best displayed your abilities?
DD: For the most part I thought I did ok. I wasn’t happy with my forty. Could’ve done better on the broad. Vert was about right. 3 cone was solid. Short shuttle I stumbled and I could’ve sworn that we were going to be given two tries. Bench was ok.
TFFS: What is your biggest weakness or thing you need to work on most?
DD: There are plenty of things. But I need to focus most on anything technical. Using my hands both in the run and pass game with better placement and having better center of balance.
TFFS: How do you plan to spend draft day? What’s the first thing you’ll do once you get drafted?
DD: Haven’t thought that far ahead.
TFFS: One final question, if an NFL GM were standing right in front of you and asked you, why should we draft you, what would you say to him?
DD: Hopefully they already know the answer to that question or I wouldn’t be in that position.