Mayock: Preseason observations
Mike Mayock had a busy summer, traveling from camp to camp to scout players and teams. What did he learn? Let's find out. More ...
Teams rarely use a first-round pick on a right guard, but the Steelers fell hard for DeCastro, whose play at Stanford made him one of the Pac-12's most consistent linemen last season. When they grabbed Adams in the second round, Pittsburgh's restocked line became a storyline of the summer. Now they're spinning their wheels again.
Fourth-year lineman Ramon Foster is expected to step into DeCastro's spot, which is no upgrade. Foster started 13 games on the right side last season and one on the left, part of a unit that fielded five different starting combinations over the first 10 games of 2011. Line coach Sean Kugler is well-respected, but he has his work cut out for him all over again.
UPDATE: DeCastro could miss as much as three to five months, according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.