Player Profile: Stefen Wisniewski

Written by Chris Lomas on August 31, 2010


Stefen Wisniewski


Position: OG School: Penn State
Height: 6’3" Weight: 306 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 5.30
All-Star Game: Team Captain:

Overall Grade:

-.–

Draft Projection:


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 -
Speed 8 -
Quickness/Agility 10 -
Strength/Explosion 10 -
Athletic Ability 8 -
Durability 8 -
Character 6 -
Production/Experience 6 -
Toughness 8 -
Potential 10 -


Offensive Lineman Specific Categories

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Pass Blocking 10 -
Run Blocking 10 -
Awareness 8 -
Hand Placement 6 -
Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 -
Footwork 8 -
Leverage 8 -



Explanation of Player Grading System


The Breakdown

Wisniewski is going to be the type of player you stick on your O-line and expect him to be a leader there for the next decade. His best position is G, but he played C in 2009, demonstrating his versatility which will improve his draft stock. A tough hard-nosed player who displays some real nastiness to his game combined with excellent football instincts. Wisniewski is not the biggest guy at only 6-3, 306 but he is a natural knee-bender who demonstrates good flexibility, explosion off the snap and a powerful leg drive. Possessing a heavy punch, Wisniewski consistently works his hands to get better position and leverage while sticking to defenders in both the run and pass. He showcases the ability to get his pads under defenders and maintain consistent leverage at all times. Demonstrates good lateral ability and quickness blocking down the line where he exhibits balance, body control and footwork throughout contact. Could still add some weight to his frame and possibly get stronger but expect Wisniewski to be drafted in the middle to late part of round 1 to a team that values his leadership, versatility and pedigree.


Strengths

Full report coming soon!

Weaknesses

Full report coming soon!

Analysis

Full report coming soon!

Experience

Played in 8 games as a freshman. Started 12 games at guard as a sophomore and started all 13 games at center as a junior.

Awards and Honors

2009: First team All-Big 10. Third team All-American.
2008: Second team All-Big 10.

Academics

Unknown major at Penn State. 2009 Academic All-Big Ten

Injuries

No known history of injuries.

Athletic Experience

Wrestled in high school.

Bloodlines

Father Leo was a defensive lineman at Penn State 1979-81 and played for the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts for 4 seasons. Uncle Steve Wisniewski 2 time All-American at Penn State 1985-88 and played for the Oakland/LA Raiders for 13 years, an All-Pro for 8 years.

Off-field

Very active in community service.




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