Eddie Vanderdoes drafted 88th overall by Oakland Raiders

Former UCLA defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes is going back to Northern California.

The Auburn, Calif., native was picked by the Oakland Raiders on Friday in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft with the 88th overall selection.

Coming off an ACL tear that ended his 2015 season after only one game, Vanderdoes started all 12 games in 2016, but racked up only 29 tackles going against constant double teams.

He was hampered by small injuries throughout what would be his final season in Westwood, dealing with a sprained knee and ankle. By the time the former five-star recruit resurfaced at the Senior Bowl, Vanderdoes had shed about 20 pounds after he played at 340 pounds during the season. When he participated in UCLA’s Pro Day, he weighed in at 301 pounds.

Vanderdoes’ UCLA teammates shared their congratulations:

  • Richard

    Totally GEEKED. RRRRRRRRRRRRRRAIDERS !
    UCLA, PAC BEST FOR FIRST 90 PIX – 3 !!

    • 88 Straight

      Actually UW has 4.

      • Richard

        Really, in first 90 ?

        • 88 Straight

          Yessir. Not sure how many redshirted!

          • Richard

            Ouch.
            (pre) “Summer Bummer”

          • 88 Straight

            A lot of Utah OL getting drafted. Coaching matters.

          • Richard

            saw that. Also helps to have 25 year old, 5 year players who are huge to begin w/.
            They look like the Wisconsin OL.
            Best OL from mid west, then the SEC. West not so much and Stanford gets the smart ones, sc the dumb ones and we r stuck inn the middle.

          • 88 Straight

            Whittingham develops his players.

          • Richard

            Just so.
            The OL coach at Stanford and Tim Drevno at UMIch r sstars!
            may drive down to school now. Wanna get in Fisch’s face again.

  • mark

    So why did he play at 340 lbs all season, and then get into shape for Pro Day? 340 down to 301? You can see where his motivation is and where it wasn’t.

  • Pete

    Round 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft ended with USC football still in possession of the all-time record for first round picks in draft history at 79. Does anyone know where The Bruins rank?

    • Richard

      W/ comparatively little bang for your buck in “school”.
      # “University” of Do Less W/ More

      • Pete

        Waiting for the 100…ha-ha

        • Richard

          U can’t educate the uneducatable !
          It’s 1000s !!