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NFL Draft: Penn State's Stefen Wisniewski, Evan Royster Could Find Opportunities With New Teams

Black Shoe Diaries argues that Penn State's two 2011 NFL Draft picks, Stefen Wisniewski and Evan Royster, are good fits for their respective teams. BSD argues that Wisniewski, who went in the second round to the Raiders, makes sense in Oakland because there is uncertainty at the center position:

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Most importantly for Wiz, the Raiders scheme and depth chart are perfect for an immediate impact.  Samson Satele, last year’s starting center, was beaten out in training camp by rookie LT Jared Veldheer.  Satele won the job back after the first game and Veldheer ended the season as starting LT.  Even so, the Raiders are very clearly not committed to Satele in the long term, and "will give [Wiz] preference . . . if he looks good in training camp."

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Running back Royster, who went in the sixth round, could make an impact in Washington because the Redskins' rushing attack was weak last year and because it's so common for running backs to rotate. Royster's ability to catch passes could make him a good option on third down. Obviously, as a sixth-round pick, he'll have a tougher time sticking than Wisniewski will, but BSD argues that the opportunity is there.

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