However, none of that seemed to matter during Senior Bowl week, when Veikune routinely schooled some top tackle prospects, including OT Michael Oher.
"Going against a great O-lineman [Oher], I had some and he had some," said Veikune after Tuesday's practice. "I felt good about my performance on the pass rush today. I tried to switch it up a little with some different moves and stuff like that."
LB Antwan Applewhite can expect more competition when he comes to training camp next season.
That workman-like performance carried Veikune during a breakout senior season in which he set career-highs in tackles (73), sacks (nine) and tackles for loss (16.5).
But as effective as he was during his final season with the Warriors, Veikune feels he can be even better after spending the week under the tutelage of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
"They're so knowledgeable. They've given us a lot of insight and techniques that we didn't know at the other level," Veikune said. "Things like some of the key reads, how to read tackles and stuff like that help you become a smarter player."
If Veikune continues to improve his technique and overall football IQ, watch out. He already boasts a chiseled frame and the blue-collar work ethic to make the most of it.
It is unclear how Veikune would fit into San Diego's 3-4 defense. His frame is in-line with that of an outside linebacker, yet it's possible he could bulk up and add some pass-rushing punch to a D-line on which no player bagged more than two sacks.
Regardless of position, Coach Ron Rivera can always make use of a player who can get to the quarterback. If that player can contribute in other areas, that's all the better.
"I'm a versatile player who can also play on special teams and contribute to the team and hopefully make a difference on the team to help them win," Veikune said.
Michael Lombardo is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and a long-time contributor to the Scout.com network. His analysis has been published by the NFL Network, Fox Sports and MySpace Sports. He has followed the Chargers for more than 15 years and covered the team since 2003.