NewEraScout had the pleasure of interviewing future potential first round draft selection of Stanford, OG, David DeCastro this week. David is well known across the draft world as one of the top OL in this seasons draft. See below as David talks about his days at Stanford and what is ahead for him.
Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest strengths?
David DeCastro: Its hard to say. I know there is a lot I can improve on and that I’m going to have to improve on. But I know that I’m willing to do whatever it takes to get better so you could call that a strength
Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?
David DeCastro: I want to contribute and do whatever I can to help my team win football games
Scott Porter: What are your greatest accomplishments on the field?
David DeCastro: Being a part of Stanford teams that helped turn around the direction of the program was my biggest accomplishment in college.
Scott Porter: What has your experience been so far after the season? You were invited to the Senior Bowl and combine, what does that mean to you?
David DeCastro: After the season has been great. I took a little time off to recover then jumped right into training. Its been a lot of fun preparing for the biggest interview of my life, the combine that is. I wasn’t invited to the senior bowl since I’m technically a junior eligibility wise so I spent that time in the weight room instead.
Scott Porter: What type of a person is an NFL team getting in you?
David DeCastro: A guy that wants to work hard and do everything in his power to help his team win ball games
Scott Porter: What areas of your game are you concentrating on the most to make yourself a more well rounded player for the NFL?
David DeCastro: Right now I’m focusing on getting stronger and faster for the combine. But there is definitely a lot of stuff that I will be working on from a technique standpoint. There is no area of mine that I can’t improve on.
Scott Porter: What are your hobbies off the field?
David DeCastro: I like playing video and computer games. Watching movies and TV shows. Nothing too exciting.
Scott Porter: What was your overall experience like at Stanford? Talk about how playing for Stanford has helped you developed.
David DeCastro: It was great. I wouldn’t trade the last four years at Stanford for anywhere else. The guys both on my team and on campus are all extremely special and ones that I’ll be friends with for the rest of my. On the football side I know that I benefited a lot from playing in a west coast offense while being under great coaches that pushed and expected a lot from me.