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Raiders Camp Battles- Offensive Line




Additions-  Jared Veldheer OT, Bruce Campbell OL, Daniel Loper OG.

Lost- Cornell Green.

Loper played some games with the Lions and will be used for depth. If he couldn't start with the Lions he won't start for the Raiders.

Jared Veldheer

"Small-school standout Jared Veldheer to compete for time at offensive tackle. Though he dominated inferior competition in college, his impressive performance in pre-draft workouts showcased his immense potential as a pro". - NFL.com

"A small-school developmental guy who has as much upside as any offensive lineman in the draft. Veldheer is a bit short-armed but is a good athlete who has the range to hold up in the pass game at the next level".- yahoosports.com

" Veldheer won’t have any difficulty adjusting to the NFL and will compete for a starting spot right away."-Tom Cable

I don't know much about him and couldn't find any tape but he sounds like the real deal.

Bruce Campbell

"The Raiders pick up the most athletic offensive tackle from the NFL Scouting Combine with their selection of Bruce Campbell. Though many expected the team to nab him in the first round, the Raiders patiently waited to acquire him with the 106th pick. While he is raw in several aspects of his game, Campbell's outstanding athleticism gives him a chance to develop into a solid player in time". NFL.com

"A good value for the Raiders in the fourth round as Campbell has as much upside as any player in the draft. He's a physical freak with elite tools but still has a long way to go from a technique standpoint". -Yahoosports.com

"Bruce Campbell has been switched to guard so he can get playing time as a rookie".-Tom Cable

Bruce played in the Zone Blocking system at Maryland but has footwork problems. If he switched to guard for playing time could he be starting at some point this season? I mean why not? I'd rather him be in and do below average but improving then having a vet do below average who is past his prime and really won't improve.

Left Tackle

Mario Henderson started there last year. I'm not buying the whole he will be ok if Gallery is next to him. Now he shows flashes but is not consistent but then again 75 percent of the young players show flashes but aren't consistent. I see a triple threat boiling up here between Henderson, Barnes, and Veldheer. May the best man win.

Week 1 prediction-I'm going all in here. Jared Veldheer

Left Gaurd

Robert Gallery owns this one. If he can stay healthy. That's a big if. He does make the players around him better but he can't do everything by himself. If he goes down again early he needs to be replaced. God for bid with hm injured we could be looking at a backup lion as the starter.

Week 1 prediction- Gallery

Center

Samson looked alright to me when he played but he could look better. He needs to step up and take controll or we will be selecting a C wih our 2nd round pick in the 2011 draft.

Satele wins.

RG

Another triple threat between Coop,Walker and Campbell. As i stated above  I'd rather Campbell be in and do below average but improving then having a vet do below average who is past his prime and really won't improve.

Coop starts week 1 but Campbell finishes week 1 and starts week 2.

RT

We really don't have pure RT. So one of the two who dosen't win LT will play here. Walker and Campbell might see time here as well.

Mario Henderson becomes a solid starter and owns this spot for the next 6 or 7 years.

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