Some quick facts about 6-foot-8 offensive tackle Jared Veldheer, the Raiders’ third-round pick out of Hillsdale College:
— The highest division II draft pick since 1999. (Lamar King, Seattle, 1999, Saginaw Valley)
— First Hillsdale playe drafted since receiver Nate Jackson by Pittsburgh in 1980.
— Only offensive lineman to finish in the top 10 in all combine events.
— Has personally spoken with Al Davis.
— Was on track to go to medical school upon entering Hillsdale.
— Had individual workouts with San Francisco, the New York Giants, Philadelphia and Denver.
— Only Hillsdale player drafted higher was Green Bay place kicker Chester Marcol in 1972.
— Regional finalist for Gene Upshaw Award as top offensive lineman in small college ranks.
— Most notable Hillsdale offensive lineman _ Howard Mudd, former 49ers star and Indianapolis line coach.