Friday, April 29, 2011

Wisniewski? Really?

The Raiders pulled another "we're smarter than all of you" cards out on the second day of the 2011 NFL Draft, by taking OL Stefan Wisniewski, the nephew of former Raiders lineman Steve Wisniewski (now O-Line coach).

Pro Football Weekly had Wisnieswki ranked 134th on their list of draft eligible players, but the Raiders used the 48th overall selection (16th pick of the 2nd round) to take the 6'3", 297 lb lineman out of Penn State.

There's no doubt the Raiders need to shore up the O-Line, but this pick is yet another head scratcher. After Oakland seemed to clean up its act last season with the selection of Rolando McClain, they pull another Darius Heyward-Bey by taking Wisniewski.

It wasn't the 7th overall pick (the one they used to take Heyward-Bey), but with the likes of Clint Boling, Marcus Gilbert and Marcus Cannon still available, you have just shake your head and wonder what's going on once again in Alameda.

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