Pittsburgh Steelers: 7 Steelers who must play bigger roles in 2013

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David DeCastro

Aug 19, 2012; Pittsburgh , PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro (66) blocks against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of the game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Thanks to a knee injury, the Steelers didn’t get a good look from their 2012 first-round pick.

But with DeCastro healthy in 2013, the Steelers offensive line will have a different look.

To say a lot is expected from the Stanford product would be an understatement.

The rushing attack was miserable a season ago, ranking a paltry 26th in the NFL. Some of that is due to not having a legitimate running back and some of that could be put on the offensive line.

It’s no secret that the Steelers can’t average 3.7 yards per carry again if they want to have success in 2013.

Inserting a horse like DeCastro into the lineup for 16 games hopefully helps that cause a little bit.