Raiders Get Steal With Satele


Published: March 23, 2009


... draft pick and swapping fourth round picks with Miami (Raiders now hold the 122nd pick in the fourth round, with the Fins getting the 104th).

Satele was the second best center coming out of the draft in 2007 behind USC's Ryan Khalil. The Dolphins took him in the second round that year (60th overall) to start immediately for former Head Coach Cam Cameron who implemented the zone blocking scheme (ZBS).

Ring a bell?

Well it should, considering that this will be the third year in a row that the Raiders will run the ZBS, with the man who started it at head coach now in Tom Cable.

Satele fell out of favor with the new Miami coaching staff due to his inability to grasp their power blocking scheme, at least to their standards. Some are speculating that they didn't like Satele's strength, particularly when handling the nose tackles in the AFC East.

In two years in the NFL, Satele has started all 32 games for the Dolphins. He was expected to compete if n...

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