It’s on to new business for the Raiders this week. The previous two weeks saw the team complete their top offseason priorities by getting Derek Carr and Gabe Jackson signed to extensions. Now the team has officially signed third round pick Eddie Vanderdoes to a 4-year rookie contract.
The deal is expected to be worth around $3.16 million over 4 years going by the rookie wage scale, carrying a cap figure of $655K this season according to figures collected by Spotrac.com.
The defensive lineman was taken at selection 88 out of UCLA. He becomes the 7th Raiders draft pick to sign his rookie deal and the highest pick to sign thus far.
The others who have already signed are fourth round OT David Sharpe, 5th round LB Marquel Lee, and their four 7th round picks S Shalom Luani, OT Jylan Ware, RB Elijah Hood, and DT Treyvon Hester.
With Vanderdoes signed, the team has just their top two picks left to sign — 24th overall pick CB Gareon Conley and 56 overall pick S Obi Melifonwu.
Vanderdoes was unable to participate in the team’s OTA’s and minicamp due to graduate obligations at UCLA due to the school being on a quarter system. Those obligations complete and his rookie contract signed, he should take the field with his teammates come the start of training camp at the end of this month.