Stefan Wisniewski needs to improve his leadership next season.
Coming off of a solid rookie season at left guard, and with former center Samson Satele now with the Colts, 23-year-old Wisniewski makes the move to center in 2012. This should be a natural transition for him.
After moving from guard to center in 2009 at Penn State, Wisniewski was selected as first-team All-Big Ten and was named a third-team All-American by Collegefootballnews.com for his outstanding play (via gopsusports.com).
As the anchor of Oakland’s new zone-blocking offensive line, Wisniewski will lead the offensive line calls for zone reads, zone-level blocking and blitz pickup.
With Cooper Carlisle (who should greatly benefit with the new zone-blocking offense) and Mike Brisiel (who, when healthy, is one of best zone guards in the NFL) beside him at the guard positions, the Oakland Raiders could have one of the best interior offensive lines in the conference.
If he meets the expectations of him in 2012, Wisniewski has the potential to become the most talented center the Raiders have had in recent years.