Post-Draft Outlook:COULD SURPRISE: Tackle Jared Veldheer: A 6-foot-8, 315-pound Division II All-American could find himself a starter before the end of the season on a team with problems at offensive tackle.
A closer look at the Raiders' picks: Round 3/69 -- Jared Veldheer, OT, 6-8, 321, Hillsdale, A Division II All-American, Veldheer was researched heavily to the point where he even got a sit-down with Al Davis. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Jared Veldheer News
08/09/16 - LT Jared Veldheer had his contract restructured by the team in a move that will free up $4 million in cap space. The Cardinals converted $6 million of Veldheer's $7.25 million salary into a signing bonus, which means it can be prorated over three seasons for cap purposes. It decreases Veldheer's cap number from $9 million to $5 million for 2016. It increases his cap numbers for 2017 and 2018, however.
08/02/16 - LT Jared Veldheer reported to camp 20-30 pounds heavier, which head coach Bruce Arians said is a very good thing. "Oh yeah. When he first got here he was a mountain. Last year he was a pole," Arians said Tuesday. "He got on one of those health diets and he lost way too much weight. And it showed up on the field."
12/09/14 - LT Jared Veldheer suffered a sprained ankle against the Falcons and is missing practice time this week. If he can't play, Bradley Sowell will start for the first time this year.
12/08/14 - LT Jared Veldheer played despite suffering a sprained ankle the week before. General manager Steve Keim said Veldheer is playing at a Pro Bowl level.
12/03/14 - LT Jared Veldheer suffered a sprained ankle against the Falcons and is missing practice time this week. If he can't play, Bradley Sowell will start for the first time this year.