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Some fast Veldheer facts

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Friday, April 23rd, 2010 at 6:29 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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.

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  • hwnrdr

    Dirt Lot!!! Whats up? Now the AM crew has officially taken over!!! Hahaa!

  • RaiderRockstar

    we’ll take both Fat Albert & Jason Campbell in a package deal for a 4th rounder this year & 5th rounder NEXT year

  • hwnrdr

    BTW Dirt Lot…did you renew yet? I got a week to think about it!!! :)

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    pleasegive me an update..
    what picks do we have left?

  • hwnrdr

    # RaiderRockstar Says:
    April 23rd, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    we’ll take both Fat Albert & Jason Campbell in a package deal for a 4th rounder this year & 5th rounder NEXT year

    Then what are we going to do with JaWalrus, Boller, Frye, and T Kelley? LOL

  • RNOraiderFan

    So many guys still availible that are known players. It seems like the Raiders always pick guys that make you scratch your head in the lower rounds. The thing about the Raiders is these are the guys that turn out to be our best picks, can’t wait until tomarrow.

  • hwnrdr

    a 4th, 2 5ths and a sixt and 2 7ths…I believe! Who you want that is left LMN?

  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    presser on raiders.com just started

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    yep we still have 6 picks left….

    We thin at RB,imo…..M.Lynch and we give up the pick we got from the Bucks for tradind down a few picks and then grabbing Houston 2 !!!!!! great stuff Big Al

    QB 4 the future and this Leflour (sp?) kid looksa good

    maybe a Corner

  • RNOraiderFan

    Keep Kelly! He is a good DT, its just everyone around him has either sucked or is a Rookie. At the very least he is a great back up DT or a good DE if we have some 3-4 packages.

  • DKnight007

    OT’s LT M Newhouse, LT Campbell, or RT/RG Kyle Calloway, OR RT/RG C Scott would be a good pick in Round 4. A short stocky powerhouse like RB Jon Dwyer would also be a good pick

    A TRADE DOWN from their 4th Round pick tomorrow would be a good move also and see if they can pick up another 6th Rounder or some teams 3rd or 4th Rounder next year.

    Plenty of good O-Line prospects on the board still to do a TRADE DOWN or go with RB Dwyer or the CB from Indiana Owusu.

  • RaiderRockstar

    what are we going to do with JaWalrus, Boller, Frye, and T Kelley?

    ***

    camp fodder?

    HAHA!

  • RNOraiderFan

    The QB the Raiders are going to draft is Kafka from Northwestern.

  • bcz24

    Lamarr Houston, 2009 Season

    ll-Big Twelve Conference first-team selection by The NFL Draft Report and the San Antonio Express-News, adding second-team honors from the league’s coaches, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Associated Press…Was named the team’s Most Productive Performer in five contests…Member of UT’s Athletic Director’s Honor Roll…Added Academic All-Big Twelve honors…Bulked up to 300 pounds during the off-season, pacing a squad that led the nation in rush defense (72.36 ypg), ranked third in total defense (251.93 ypg) and second in sacks generated (3.14 pg)…Recorded 60 tackles (40 solos) with seven sacks for minus 49 yards, 17.0 stops for losses of 69 yards (tied for sixth in the league) and 10 pressures…Deflected four passes and had two fumble recoveries…On 60 running plays directed at him, Houston held those ball carriers to 24 yards (0.40 ypc), two first downs and no touchdowns, as he killed eight scoring drives with one fourth-down and seven third-down stops…In addition to his seventeen tackles for loss, he stopped runners at the line of scrimmage for no gain ten times…Made six of his stops inside the red zone, including two on goal-line stands.

  • RaiderRockstar

    i’m out fellas. have a great evening!

    GO RAIDERS :)

  • bcz24

    Just read that… now THAT is what the doctor ordered

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    HwnRdr..

    absolutely no idea…

    thanks of the update, Im totally shytfaced been drinking since before the 2nd round started, just got home…

    Id like Campbell, since I dont give a flying rats a55 about Al’s picks, and Veldheer, seems to be an Al pick…

    I wanted Cody, Ravens got him, now they will have an even better guy than Ngata…

  • DKnight007

    Pike, Skelton, or Kaska in Round 5.

  • Thec07

    He is rated 8th best OT in the draft.

  • RNOraiderFan

    QB compitition
    Boller, Russell, Gradskowski, Losman, Frye, Kafka, Southwick, Cambell.
    three guys left.
    Grads, Campbell, Kafka

  • Tom cables pimp hand

    Players left I’d like to see the raiders get:

    Bruce campbell
    mardy gilyard
    mike kafka
    Joe mcknight
    greg hardy

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    # RNOraiderFan Says:
    April 23rd, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    The QB the Raiders are going to draft is Kafka from Northwestern.
    _______________________________________________________

    surely hope so, I’ve said he is the ONE since early March..

  • hwnrdr

    Ravens will be scary again with that D LMN!!!

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    Im going to take a bath, then Ill be back… see ya guys..

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Who did we trade DMAC to?

  • RNOraiderFan

    Trade Russell for a chunky waterboy named Bobby.

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    HWNRDR,I HAVE NOT,KEEP GIVING THEM B.S. ABOUT 60-40 AGAINST RIGHT NOW. THIS DRAFT MIGHT CHANGE MY MIND

  • DKnight007

    A fat NT type like Cam Thomas will be there tomorrow as well!

  • RNOraiderFan

    Cam Thomas NT

  • hwnrdr

    # RNOraiderFan Says:
    April 23rd, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Trade Russell for a chunky waterboy named Bobby.

    Bobby Hill?

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    have a Most enjoyable evening NATION!

  • RNOraiderFan

    Draft Thomas or trade for Haynsworth or Henderson

  • hwnrdr

    # DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL Says:
    April 23rd, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    HWNRDR,I HAVE NOT,KEEP GIVING THEM B.S. ABOUT 60-40 AGAINST RIGHT NOW. THIS DRAFT MIGHT CHANGE MY MIND

    Yup, I hear ya! That is what I was waiting for too!

  • RaiderNsuede

    We got 6 picks left!

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    NEW ENGLAND HAS THE RAIDERS #1 NEXT YEAR (SEYMORE) I THINK, AFEW VERY GOOD Q.B PROSPECTS WILL BE AVAILABLE.MAYBE NOW IS THE TIME 2 TRADE A VET OR TWO FOR NEXT YEAR..

  • NorthernD

    So for all the speculation that the Raiders were going to take Bruce Campbell in the first, they might just get him in the fourth. How ’bout that.

    See Al, you don’t have to reach for the specimens…

  • Plunketthead

    Cable expects Jared to compete for a starting job right away.

  • NorthernD

    6 picks left for tomorrow. Hopefully one of them will become a starter. I’d be happy with that.

  • NorthernD

    Plunketthead Says:
    April 23rd, 2010 at 7:50 pm
    Cable expects Jared to compete for a starting job right away.
    ============================
    On the right or left side?

  • RNOraiderFan

    I hope Jared competes, Cable himself can compete with some of the scrubs we have on the OL.

  • hwnrdr

    Have a wonderful evening Raider Fans!!! Check back in tomorrow!!!

  • RNOraiderFan

    What about Corey Wootten De?

  • YoungAmerican

    Really, really like this draft so far.

    4. G Mitch Petrus
    5. QB Dan LeFevor or trade pick for Jason Campbell or Troy Smith
    5. CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah
    6. OT Sam Young or Bruce Campbell, or C Matt Tennant
    7. FB Matt Clapp

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    why is it Al loves drafting DT’s and making them DE’s, he did it with Brayton, and it just dont work, draft proper DT’s that you will use as DTs, then you’ll stop the run, then you’ll win…

    I dont care a flying rats a55 about pass-rushers… I dont want to be on the ESPN reeltape, I want to win… I dont want flashing sacks, I wnat to stop the run!!!!11

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    crap, I still stink of cigarettes…

  • DKnight007

    # Plunketthead Says:
    April 23rd, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Cable expects Jared to compete for a starting job right away.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Not surprising….he was going up draft boards and supposedly the Pats liked him.

    He will compete at either LT or RT. Probably more RT.

    I would think Thomas, Campbell, Owasu, J Dwyer or E. Griffen will be considered….maybe even that crazy looking nasty OG from Texas Tech Carter!

  • Plunketthead

    I didnt catch the part about where. Presser was breaking up. Sounded like Cable was vauge? on exactly where

  • Plunketthead

    He said before the draft they wanted people who contribute right away.

    Tonight He also said “it is about high charector guys, chipping away at the past seven years and doing a good job of it.”

    Thats why DHB went before the diva last year.

  • GRIM

    Wow, this OL we picked up was a 2009 concensus all american. Nice.

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    guys take care, im drunk, p1ssed at Al one again for effing up a great possibility, so im going to bed…

    sleep tight..

    AM crew take care of the Fort…