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2011 NFL Draft Prospects: Outback Bowl A Showcase For Stefen Wisniewski

Here’s a nice article on Penn State offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski, who prepares to play his last game for the Nittany Lions before heading to the NFL. Wisniewski is among the top offensive line prospects in the draft, and his character is off the charts – he has an excellent GPA and comes from a football family, and his teammates speak highly of him:

“A player like Stefen Wisniewski does not come around very often,” redshirt sophomore quarterback Matt McGloin said of Wisniewski, a senior who’ll start at right guard when the Nittany Lions take on Florida here Saturday afternoon in the 25th annual Outback Bowl. “He’s someone for young kids to look up to. He’s a great student, as well as a great player. He excels on and off the field, plus he’s as good a person as you’d ever want to meet.”

Could Wisniewski be taken by the Steelers, who need an offensive lineman? Who knows, and I’ve never seen Wisniewski connected to the Steelers specifically. The name that comes up most frequently, and for obvious reasons, is that of Maurkice Pouncey’s brother Mike Pouncey (who will also play in the Outback Bowl). But it is possible that Wisniewski could go late in the first round or in the second round, so he could still be available when the Steelers pick.

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