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
01/01/18 - T Jared Veldheer has one year remaining on his contract and although he briefly contemplated retirement in training camp, he said he is fully committed to playing for the Cardinals next season.
12/08/17 - LT Jared Veldheer, who was new to the injury report this week because of an elbow issue, was limited in practice on Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Tennessee. He is expected to play, however, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
"Jared, he practiced good today," Arians said. "The strength is back in his arm so he looks like he'll be able to go."
12/06/17 - LT Jared Veldheer showed up on Wednesday's injury report with an elbow issue and according to head coach Bruce Arians, he is day-to-day.
10/09/17 - RT Jared Veldheer briefly left Sunday's game with a knee injury but managed to return.
Head coach Bruce Arians said Veldheer wasn't as sore as he thought he might be on Monday and that the chances are good that the lineman can play this Sunday when the Cardinals host the Buccaneers.
09/20/17 - RT Jared Veldheer had a poor game Sunday against the Colts, getting beat on occasion off the edge and failing to finish blocks by using the wrong hand to push away pass rushers and tacklers.
Coach Bruce Arians was asked if the veteran is having problems because he's playing on the right side after being a left tackle all of his career.
"Oh yeah, it's not easy," Arians said. "But he's had enough work at it now to use the proper technique. He's got to trust his technique."