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Is the Panthers Selecting DeCastro at #9 a Reach?

I did not play football growing up, so I only have a rough understanding of some of the positions and their duties. Also, I do not watch college football, so I'm getting most of my info on players from draft sites and you guys.

My question is: why is it a bad Idea to take a guard like David DeCastro early in the draft? He will be used to protect one of the greatest QB's in the game, so why is he not worth it?

After reading some scouting reports on him, he seems like the next best thing to Matt Kalil. In fact, as a player some sites have him rated higher than Kalil. So why is it throwing money away on a once and a decade Guard, but worth considering trading up for Kalil?

More and his 2010 scouting video after the jump...

In my humble (and admittedly ignorant) opinion, if a player is once in a decade talent that can legitamatly help the team and is a huge step up from what we have is worth taking. Even if we have other needs. If we can shore up our D with second and later round picks and FA, why not get the BPA to shore up a flimsy and aging line?

And please don't use the, "Because you don't take a guard that early" argument. Offer reasons. You guys are educated fans, and that is why I am asking you.

Thanks for your input.

P.S. I am using "you guys" in a gender neutral way. I was raised by yankees and cannot say "y'all" non-ironically.

Editor has added his 2010 season scouting video:

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