NFL Mocks is going to do a team by team look at what rookies have the potential to contribute during their first season. Every year there are countless rookies that have major and minor impacts. Everyone expects the 1st round picks to make an impact but we hope to point out some other players that may help your favorite team win games.
The Raiders seemed to be in an everlasting rebuilding mode but it appears that they got some nice pieces to the puzzle in during the 2010 NFL Draft.
Rolando McClain- McClain will be the teams starting middle linebacker and he is expected to make a major impact. The Raiders have a very solid defensive line that should keep opposing lineman off of McClain allowing him to make a high number of tackles. McClain very well could be in the running for Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Lamarr Houston- Houston has opened a lot of eyes during training camp and is expected to seal up a starting gig along the defensive line. He has the quickness to provide a pass rush but also the size and strength to hold up against the run.
Jared Veldheer- Veldheer is not expect to earn a starting gig right out of camp but with the lack of other quality options he could see significant playing time this season. If he receives limited playing time this season you shouldn’t worry because he is expected to be a big part of the future for the rebuilding Raiders offensive line.
Bruce Campbell- Campbell is in the same shoes as Veldheer in that he is expected to be a big part of the future but could also see some playing time this season.
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