The Oakland Raiders continued to bolster their defense in the third round by drafted defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes with the 88th overall pick.
Vanderdoes was a five-star recruit out of Auburn, Calif. who made a big impact in his first year with the UCLA Bruins. He played in all 13 games (seven starts), garnering All-Pac-12 and Freshman All-American honors with 39 tackles (4.5 for a loss).
The 6-foot-3, 305-pounder tore his ACL in the season opener in 2015 and had to redshirt. He returned the next year to start 12 times in 2016, earning honorable mention All-Pac-12 for the third time in his career. He finished the season with 28 tackles, and just 1.5 behind the line of scrimmage.
Vanderdoes has the build and athleticism to be a complete defensive tackle in the league. He's powerful, but his weight and health could be a concern after his torn ACL. If he's healthy, he has potential to be great value for the Raiders in the third round, but will certainly be a solid rotational defensive tackle on running downs in the least.
The Raiders are done for the day barring any trades, and will be back on the clock for their fourth-round pick with the 129th overall pick. Round four starts Saturday at 9am PST.