Lamarr Houston is being converted DE and Tom Cable says that Veldheer will compete for a starting job this year and that he can play on either side of the line.
Leave it to the Raiders to try and shake me up, just when I think I know where their heading. Everyone, including Jim Otto sees Veldheer as a project, now Cable says that he's seen enough of him to believe that he can start right away. That is fantastic news. It was also reported that Veldheer came in for a private meeting and met with Al Davis before the draft. You know that Al gave him his own Wonderlick test and it looks like he passed.
On the other side of the ball, it looks like the player that we thought we had, a run stuffing DT is actually going to be a run stuffing DE. I am thinking that they see a lot of Richard Seymour in Houston and that he will be more of a hybrid, like Seymour. But we shall see.
What do you think of these curveballs?