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Jackson: Wisniewski is the center

Hue Jackson said flatly that Stefen Wisniewski is the center of the Raiders.

Sounds like Wisniewski won’t be playing guard. Also sounds like Samson Satele is a backup or headed elsehwere. With Satele entering some form of free agency, Jackson couldn’t discuss Satele’s status.

Jackson said he went of his way to avoid talking to Steve Wisniewski about Stefan to form his own judgement and made it point to say it was about Stefan, not about his uncle.

Wisniewski’s pick is similar to that of last year’s selection of Rolando McClain. The Raiders have placed a smart, tough player who a taste for film and football in the middle of their offense.

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  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    The Raiders dearly needed a OG/C. His Uncle is the O-line Coach & HOF’r.

    They will develop WIZ 2.0. He can challenge right away for a starter job/ or provide quality depth immediately.

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    2nd

  • Braveheartraider

    I thought satelle was one of the better players on the line for us last year. Surprised Wiz is targetted as a C. Then again, we’re all ametuers as someone said.

  • SharkCatcher

    I guess we have our center. make him hit the weights a bit.

  • J Hill

    Hue Jackson said flatly that Stefan Wisniewski is the center of the Raiders.

    Wisniewski’s pick is similar to that of last year’s selection of Rolando McClain. The Raiders have placed a smart, tough player who a taste for film and football in the middle of their offense.

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    LOL!

    Any more questions?

  • YoungAmerican

    Time for an RT. Boling, please.

  • Thec07

    J Hill Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:52 pm
    Thec07 Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    the other forces are at work…

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    My man Thec!

    Where’s Young B and Armond???

    +++++++++++++++++

    Jhill, whats good man? Looks like the other forces are at it again…. Look for more trench help, and depth on both sides of the ball….

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    56 look out…maybe a trade?

  • severeraiderz

    Wisniewski is not strong at the POA, we just re drafted the center that we already have….I’d rather have Satele at center and Ijalana at guard.

  • GoodOle00

    Yay! Good pick Al…

    Welcome to the Dark side. Wizzer a Raider!

    http://www.raidernationstation.com/2011_off_season

  • J Hill

    Satele and Carlisle we on skates so much last year, it wasn’t even funny.

    We have a 6’3 313lb C that was trained by JoPa!

  • GoodOle00

    I’d take a chance on Mallet now..

  • J Hill

    Thec,

    If we we get a DT and FB outta this draft, then it indeed will be like last year.

    On paper at least, lol.

  • chuck

    are line is not that why replace one of your best lineman when you need a right guard?

  • Braveheartraider

    Pats having a good draft.

  • YoungAmerican

    The true need along the offensive line is at RT. But watch for the Raiders to wait for Chris Hairston or Byron Bell in the 4th or 5th.

  • Thec07

    J Hill Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 5:02 pm
    Thec,

    If we we get a DT and FB outta this draft, then it indeed will be like last year.

    On paper at least, lol.

    +++++++++++++++

    Yep, need a true run stuffer… Dt is next…
    Other forces have it under control….

  • Pretty Rick

    Baby Wiz bulked up to 313lbs so that can only help him. He was valued as a 2nd rnd pick and that’s where we got him. He’s definitely not a reach, but you’ll always have naysayers. I’m just glad we’re addressing needs instead of speed.

  • J Hill

    16.YoungAmerican Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    The true need along the offensive line is at RT. But watch for the Raiders to wait for Chris Hairston or Byron Bell in the 4th or 5th.

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    Or Al’s other boy Mario Henderson?

    And are you really sure that Al doesn’t like BIG Langston?

  • lefty12

    The only reason Satele lasted at C last year was we had no other option.That was obvious when we tried to replace him in the 1st game with someone who never even practiced at the position.

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    Trade @ 60…?

  • Thec07

    You guys enjoy the draft…

    1 NATION….

  • YoungAmerican

    Or Al’s other boy Mario Henderson?

    And are you really sure that Al doesn’t like BIG Langston?

    ————

    Word is Langston might retire, and Henderson refused a contract extension.

  • J Hill

    Yep, need a true run stuffer… Dt is next…

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    I’m not buying that “true run stuffer” propoganda.

    What we need is a healthy body.

    Henderson and Seymour’s age showed last year, and I’m not a big fan of moving Houston to DT.

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    I got a feeling we might be getting Taiwan.

  • M Lonetree

    Baby Wiz! Baby Wiz!

    Lockout re-established.

    Family BBQ instruction from Big Wiz while all others languish in the doldrums of jurisprudence.

    Otto, Dalby, Mosebar, Wisinewski…let it begin

  • J Hill

    That was obvious when we tried to replace him in the 1st game with someone who never even practiced at the position.

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    LOL!

    So True.

  • GoodOle00

    I thought that “O line emergency” story was hype. Holy mackrel! this O lines going to be completely different. Hope it works…

  • J Hill

    Word is Langston might retire, and Henderson refused a contract extension.

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    I didn’t hear that.

    Thanks for the update!

    Wow.

    Damn!

    Well is there any chance that means Campbell to RT and Carlisle doesn’t get cut?

  • YoungAmerican

    Look for Curtis Brown or Davon House in the third… I’d like to see Boling, but I have a feeling Rod Woodson gets a new toy today.

  • YoungAmerican

    I’m hoping the Raiders at least give Campbell a shot at RT. What do they have to lose? It’s not like he already made tremendous progress at RG.

  • GoodOle00

    More O line picks please Al

  • bcz24

    # YoungAmerican Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I’m hoping the Raiders at least give Campbell a shot at RT. What do they have to lose? It’s not like he already made tremendous progress at RG.
    ********
    I agree

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    That’s kind of suprising that Hue flat out says that the new Wiz is going to be center-especially since Satele improved at the end of the year.
    Jackson’s right in that Satele just isn’t that good but there’s a lot of disruption already with Gallery leaving and Gallery was helping out Veldheer quite a bit.

  • lefty12

    YA-where did you hear those rumors?

  • severeraiderz

    Lefty12 Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    Every analyst on TV-everyone of them-said it was a good pick.I’ll take their word over a blog know-it-all.
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////

    Im not a know it all apparently i just know more than you…the only person that was happy about the pick was Gruden because he loved Wiz 1 and liked the legacy aspect of it. These fools liked the Russell pick too.

    Satele was our best OL the second half of last year and instead of getting help when we need it desperately at OG, we reach on a guy that will start over an already solid player. We have a glaring hole at RG and LG, so instead of addressing that we take a C. You guys dont see anything wrong with that???

  • YoungAmerican

    # lefty12 Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    YA-where did you hear those rumors?

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    Corkran in the chat here the other day.

  • J Hill

    but there’s a lot of disruption already with Gallery leaving and Gallery was helping out Veldheer quite a bit.

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    True.

    Which is why I was thinking Carlisle might get another year at RG instead of Campbell with Campbell instead moving to RT.

  • http://sportmag.us/images/Lester_Hayes_November_1981.jpg RaiderDogg

    Casey Mathews in the 3rd

  • J Hill

    the only person that was happy about the pick was Gruden because he loved Wiz 1 and liked the legacy aspect of it.

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    NFL network guys all liked the pick.

    Mayock said he could play all 3 positions and will be a day 1 starter.

    And Mayock didn’t like the Russell pick, lol.

  • J Hill

    I LOVE the fact that we are not trading up!

    Don’t give away ANY picks.

  • bcz24

    Houston is definitely making moves to address their biggest weakness. If they sign Nnamdi in the offseason they could seriously make a run… they will be dangerous

  • YoungAmerican

    Comment From wes:
    why take corner seems they arent giving walter mcfadden a fair shot at it

    jerrymac:
    You hedge your bets with numbers. Chances are out of McFadden and Ware, one of them won’t work out. Maybe both. You get players to compete and sort it out.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Hey Al!
    You trying to move back in to get Mallet?
    Go for it you old bugger, you need a quarterback!
    Attitude? Screw it! Snake had attitude.

  • YoungAmerican

    Hopefully Mayock is right and Brown or House fall to the 4th.

  • David

    It was Ron Wolf who destroyed Jamarcus Russell.

  • bcz24

    OMG… Alyssa Milano is the hottest almost 40 year old chick ever

  • YoungAmerican

    Also, where’s RaiderRockstar? He made fun of me for saying 6 QBs would be gone by #48.

  • J Hill

    The Jets took a 315lb DT in rd 1 to replace Jenkins, lol.

    I wonder if he is a “true run stuffer”?

  • David

    44.ENGLANDRAIDER Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 5:22 pm
    Hey Al!
    You trying to move back in to get Mallet?
    Go for it you old bugger, you need a quarterback!
    Attitude? Screw it! Snake had attitude.

    Coach is working on it.