Raiders Sign Draft Picks Jared Veldheer and Bruce Campbell


Apr 30, 2010; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders rookie tackle Bruce Campbell (74) at mini camp at the Oakland Raiders practice facility. Photo via Newscom

From the AP:

The Oakland Raiders have agreed to contracts with third-round offensive lineman Jared Veldheer and fourth-rounder Bruce Campbell.

The deals announced Friday are the first the team has reached with this year’s draft class.

Veldheer was drafted 69th overall out of Division II Hillsdale College in Michigan. He has played at tackle and center in offseason workouts.

Campbell was picked 106th overall out of Maryland. He has been playing guard since joining the team.

Oakland still has seven other draft picks to sign, including first-rounder Rolando McClain.

The Raiders have also released linebacker and special teams standout Isaiah Ekejiuba.

Both players are a little raw but each has tremendous upside. Given the current state of Oakland’s offensive line, Campbell and Veldheer could be in the starting lineup going into the 2011 season at the latest.

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