Raiders pick Wisniewski with 48th overall pick

April 29, 2011, 11:24 pm
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ALAMEDA -- The Raiders selected Stefen Wisniewski with the 48th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Wisniewski, an offensive lineman from Penn State, was a first-team All American in 2010.

Wisniewski comes from a football family. His father, Leo Wisniewski, played three seasons with the Colts and his uncle Steve Wisniewski was an eight-time Pro Bowler for the Raiders.

Steve Wisniewski was hired as a Raiders assistant coach on Jan. 27.

RELATED: Raiders hire Wisniewski as assistant coachCollege career: Wisniewski, nephew of former Raiders great and Oakland's new assistant offensive line coach Steve, started 37 of his last 38 games for the Nittany Lions. In 2010, Li'l Wiz was at right guard, after starting all 13 games of the 2009 season at center. In 47 career games, he had 265 knockdown blocks and, in three seasons as a starter, was credited with 37 touchdown-producing blocks. He was Penn States first three-time Academic All-American and its 81st first-team All-American selection.Scouting report: He has a disposition as nasty as is his Raiders legacy clear. He also said his on-field temperament is on par with his uncle's legendary temper. Wiz 2.0 has stated a reference to playing at guard but can also play center. He has the tools to step in and start immediately for a re-tooled offensive line.How he fits with Raiders: Coach Hue Jackson made no bones about it - Li'l Wiz is the team's center, which might come as a surprise to Samson Satele, who was slapped with an original-round tender. Wisniewski, though, has the blessing of perhaps the greatest Raider of all - Hall of Fame center Jim Otto. So Li'l Wiz has that going for him, which is nice.