- Jamison Hensley, ESPN Staff Writer
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Judging by the daily accolades, the Pittsburgh Steelers are doing quite well in this draft. But based on their history, it would've been surprising if the Steelers faltered on draft day.
ESPN's John Clayton named the Steelers among his three winners two days into the 2012 draft. This is a portion of what Clayton had to say about Pittsburgh, which has drafted guard David DeCastro in the first round, offensive tackle Mike Adams in the second and linebacker Sean Spence in the third:
The Steelers needed a break that didn't involve a fractured arm or leg. They got it in the first round when guard David DeCastro fell to them at the No. 24 pick. He's the best guard prospect since Steve Hutchinson. Friday night capped the draft when Mike Adams fell to them in the second round. Getting a potential starting left tackle in the second round is a huge break. Adams had a first-round grade until the league informed teams Adams failed a drug test for marijuana. With Adams at left tackle, Mike Pouncey at center and DeCastro at left guard, the Steelers are assembling one of the better young offensive lines in football.
Clayton isn't the only analyst to applaud the Steelers this week. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. named the Steelers among his Day 1 draft winners.