BTSC 2011 Community Mock Draft Pick No. 48 -- Oakland Raiders Select Stefan Wisniewski, C/G, Penn State

Just about half way through the second round thanks to Tomlin's Puffy Jacket pick for the Oakland Raiders at No. 47. Still love that screen name more and more each time I see it. Next up: the Jacksonville Jaguars, represented by looong time reader and outstanding community member Flying Polamalus. - Michael B. -

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The Raiders are always a difficult team to mock, as you don't know which Al Davis is in the war room. Is it the guy who shocked everyone with the pick of Darrius Heyward-Bey two rounds before he was projected, or the guy who made a great pickup of Rolando Mclain last year? Whatever happens this year, it's sure to be interesting.

Oakland looks like a team on the rise, finishing with a respectable 8-8 record last year. Give them another draft like last years, where they picked up 4 starters, and they'll be in business. However, it's going to be tough without their first round pick this year, which they traded to New England for Richard Seymour. To make things even tougher, only one of their starters on the O-line is under contract for next year depending on how the CBA is resolved. They've also resigned themselves to the fact that they will no longer have Nnamdi Asomugha on the team.

With the 48th pick of the draft, the Oakland Raiders choose Stefan Wisniewski, C/G from Penn State University. Wiz gives the Raiders a player who can fill multiple positions of need, and can start right away. Depending on how Free Agency gets worked out in the CBA, I can see Wiz start at guard, and then slide over to center in a season or two. He has the size (6-3, 313lbs) and strength (30 reps bench) to be able to handle 3-4 nose tackles. He has the fire and tenacity that lends itself well to being a Raider, and in fact his uncle Steve got drafted out of PSU and played guard for Oakland, and is now even an assistant line coach for them.

 

BTSC 2011 Community Mock Draft Selections:

  1. Carolina Panthers -- Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
  2. Denver Broncos -- Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
  3. Buffalo Bills -- Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M
  4. Cincinnati Bengals -- Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
  5. Arizona Cardinals -- Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
  6. Cleveland Browns -- 'The Snow Cone Machine' A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
  7. San Francisco 49ers -- Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
  8. Tennessee Titans -- Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
  9. Dallas Cowboys -- Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
  10. Washington Redskins -- Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina
  11. Houston Texans -- Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri
  12. Minnesota Vikings -- Tyron Smith, OT, USC
  13. Detroit Lions -- JJ Watt, DE, Wisconsin
  14. St. Louis Rams -- Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
  15. Miami Dolphons -- Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
  16. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Brooks Reed , DE, Arizona
  17. New England Patriots -- Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
  18. San Diego Chargers -- Ryan Kerrigan, DE/OLB, Purdue
  19. New York Giants -- Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
  21. Kansas City Chiefs -- Martez Wilson, LB, Illinois
  22. Indianapolis Colts -- Cameron Jordan, DL, California
  23. Philadelphia Eagles -- Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
  24. New Orleans Saints -- Justin Houston, DE/OLB, Georgia
  25. Seattle Seahawks -- Jake Locker, QB, Washington
  26. Baltimore Ravens -- Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland
  27. Atlanta Falcons -- Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
  28. New England Patriots -- Mike Pouncey, OG, Florida
  29. Chicago Bears --Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State
  30. New York Jets -- Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple
  31. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
  32. Green Bay Packers -- Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor

ROUND 2

  1. New England Patriots -- Cameron Hayward, DE, Ohio State (33rd overall)
  2. Buffalo Bills -- Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame (34th overall)
  3. Cincinnati Bengals -- Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State (35th overall)
  4. Denver Broncos -- Mikel LeShoure, RB, Illinois (36th overall)
  5. Cleveland Browns -- Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois (37th overall)
  6. Arizona Cardinals -- Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada (38th overall)
  7. Tennessee Titans -- Andy Dalton, QB, Texas Christian (39th overall)
  8. Dallas Cowboys -- Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor (40th overall)
  9. Washington Redskins -- Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh (41st overall)
  10. Houston Texans -- Aaron Williams, CB, Texas (42nd overall)
  11. Minnesota Vikings -- Brandon Harris, CB, Miami (43rd overall)
  12. Detroit Lions -- Bruce Carter, OLB, North Carolina (44th overall)
  13. San Francisco 49ers -- Rahim Moore, FS, UCLA (45th overall)
  14. Denver Broncos -- Benjamin Ijalana, OL, Villanova (46th overall)
  15. St. Louis Rams -- Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina (47th overall)
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