Raiders sign the first of their draft picks

July 9, 2010

The Raiders began wrapping up the first of their draft picks by signing offensive linemen Jared Veldheer and Bruce Campbell on Friday. The Veldheer and Campbell contracts mark just the first two completed out of the nine players the Raiders selected in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Veldheer was a 3rd round pick for the Raiders, with Campbell being chosen first out of their two 4th round selections. Veldeer hails from Hillsdale College in Michigan, and Campbell comes to the Raiders out of Maryland.

Both players are expected to join the Raiders as backups for the 2010 season, but the team expects both of them to become starters eventually. Both players started at offensive tackle for their respective teams, but the Raiders have plans to move Campbell to the guard position.

The Raiders have until July 28th to sign the 7 remaining draftees to contracts in order to get them in for the first practice of training camp.

Source: MercuryNews.com

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