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The Best Oakland Raiders First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Updated July 26, 2019 1.0k votes 50 voters50 items

List RulesBased only on career success with Oakland Raiders. Only picks made during Super Bowl era (since 1967).

The Oakland Raiders' best first-round NFL draft picks have gone on to the Hall of Fame. Players like Tim Brown, Marcus Allen, Ray Guy, and Gene Upshaw, some of the best NFL players of all time, are ideal result of a team approaching the NFL draft right.

Of course, they can't all be hits, and the Oakland Raiders are the franchise that took JaMarcus Russell number 1 overall in 2007, one of the biggest NFL draft flops ever.

But with three Super Bowl victories in their history, four Hall of Famers, an MVP, and numerous Pro Bowlers, all the Oakland Raiders' first-round draft picks have helped build one of the NFL's most storied franchises.

So who has been the top first-round draft pick in Raiders history? The stats below reflect only players' time spent with the Raiders (either in Oakland or Los Angeles), and that's what you should consider when voting. How much did these players help the team that drafted them?

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  • 1
    Marcus Allen

    Overall selection: 10 (1982)

    Stats
    145 games played, 8,545 rushing yards (79 touchdowns), 4,258 receiving yards (18 touchdowns)

    Achievements
    2003 Hall of Fame inductee
    1985 NFL MVP
    1985 Offensive Player of the Year
    1982 NFL Rookie of the Year
    5-time Pro Bowl selection (1982, 1984-1987)
    2-time first-team All-Pro (1982, 1985)
    Super Bowl XVIII champion
    Super Bowl XVIII MVP

  • 2
    Tim Brown

    Overall selection: 6 (1988)

    Stats
    240 games, 14,734 receiving yards (99 touchdowns), 190 rushing yards (1 touchdown)

    Achievements
    2015 Hall of Fame inductee
    9-time Pro Bowl selection (1988, 1991, 1993-1997, 1999, 2001)

  • 3
    Charles Woodson

    Overall selection: 4 (1998)

    Stats
    154 games played, 27 interceptions (2 touchdowns), 18 fumbles forced, 12 fumble recoveries (1 touchdown), 743 tackles

    Achievements
    1998 Defensive Rookie of the Year
    5-time Pro Bowl selection (1998-2001, 2015)
    1999 first-team All-Pro

  • 4
    Ray Guy
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    Ray Guy

    Overall selection: 23 (1973)

    Stats
    207 games played, 1,049 punts (44,493 yards, 42.4 yards/punt)

    Achievements
    2014 Hall of Fame inductee
    7-time Pro Bowl selection (1973-1978, 1980)
    3-time first-team All-Pro selection
    3-time Super Bowl champion (Super Bowl X, Super Bowl XV, Super Bowl XVIII)

  • 5
    Gene Upshaw

    Overall selection: 17 (1967)

    Stats
    217 games played, 5 fumble recoveries

    Achievements
    1987 Hall of Fame inductee
    7-time Pro Bowl selection (1968, 1972-1977)
    5-time first-team All-Pro (1968-1970, 1974, 1977)
    2-time Super Bowl champion (Super Bowl X, Super Bowl XV)

  • 6
    Sebastian Janikowski
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    Sebastian Janikowski

    Overall selection: 17 (2000)

    Stats
    268 games played, 414-for-515 field goals (80.4 percent), 557-for-563 extra points (98.9 percent)

    Achievements
    2011 Pro Bowl selection
    All-time franchise scoring leader (1,799 points)

  • 7
    Jack Tatum

    Overall selection: 19 (1971)

    Stats
    120 games, 30 interceptions, 8 fumble recoveries (1 touchdown)

    Achievements
    3-time Pro Bowl selection (1973-1975)
    Super Bowl X champion

  • 8
    Nnamdi Asomugha

    Overall selection: 31 (2003)

    Stats
    122 games played, 11 interceptions (1 touchdown), 310 tackles

    Achievements
    3-time Pro Bowl selection (2008-2010)
    2-time first-team All-Pro (2008, 2010)

  • 9
    Chester McGlockton
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    Chester McGlockton

    Overall selection: 16 (1992)

    Stats
    90 games played, 39.5 sacks, 340 tackles, 10 fumbles forced

    Achievements
    4-time Pro Bowl selection (1994-1997)
    1995 first-team All-Pro

  • 10
    Khalil Mack
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    Khalil Mack

    Overall selection: 5 (2014)

    Stats
    64 games played, 303 tackles, 40.5 sacks, 6 interceptions (1 touchdown)

    Achievements
    2016 Defensive Player of the Year
    3-time Pro Bowl selection (2015-2017)
    2-time first-team All-Pro (2015-2016)

  • 11
    Raymond Chester
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    Raymond Chester

    Overall selection: 19 (1971)

    Stats
    120 games played, 30 interceptions, 8 fumble recoveries (1 touchdown)

    Achievements
    3-time Pro Bowl selection (1973-1975)
    Super Bowl X champion

  • 12
    Terry McDaniel

    Overall selection: 9 (1988)

    Stats
    143 games played, 34 interceptions (5 touchdowns), 7 fumble recoveries (2 touchdowns), 5 fumbles forced, 491 tackles

    Achievements
    5-time Pro Bowl selection (1992-1996)

  • 13
    Mo Collins

    Overall selection: 23 (1998)

    Stats
    71 games played

  • 14
    Napoleon Kaufman

    Overall selection: 18 (1995)

    Stats
    91 games played, 4,792 rushing yards (12 touchdowns), 1,107 receiving yards (5 touchdowns)

  • 15
    Darrell Russell

    Overall selection: 2 (1997)

    Stats
    75 games played, 28.5 sacks, 234 tackles, 5 fumbles forced, 3 fumble recoveries

    Achievements
    2-time Pro Bowl selection (1998-1999)
    1998 first-team All-Pro

  • 16
    Karl Joseph

    Overall selection: 14 (2016)

    Stats
    40 games played, 3 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries, 186 tackles

  • 17
    Don Mosebar

    Overall selection: 26 (1983)

    Stats
    173 games played, 3 fumble recoveries

    Achievements
    3-time Pro Bowl selection (1986, 1990-1991)
    Super Bowl XVIII champion
     

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    Derrick Gibson
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    Derrick Gibson

    Overall selection: 28 (2001)

    Stats
    69 games played, 3 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries, 159 tackles

  • 19
    Phillip Buchanon

    Overall selection: 17 (2002)

    Stats
    36 games played, 11 interceptions (4 touchdowns), 6 fumble recoveries, 122 tackles

  • 20
    Rickey Dudley

    Overall selection: 9 (1996)

    Stats
    80 games played, 2,627 receiving yards (29 touchdowns)

  • 21
    Napoleon Harris

    Overall selection: 23 (2002)

    Stats
    45 games played, 3 fumbles forced, 2.5 sacks, 249 tackles

  • 22
    Michael Huff

    Overall selection: 7 (2006)

    Stats
    108 games played, 11 interceptions, 3 fumbles forced, 2 fumble recoveries, 368 tackles

  • 23
    Anthony Smith

    Overall selection: 11 (1990)

    Stats
    98 games played, 57.5 sacks, 11 fumbles forced, 228 tackles

  • 24
    Darren McFadden

    Overall selection: 4 (2008)

    Stats
    83 games played, 4,247 rushing yards (25 touchdowns), 1,769 receiving yards (5 touchdowns)

  • 25
    Henry Lawrence

    Overall selection: 19 (1974)

    Stats
    187 games played, 9 fumble recoveries

    Achievements
    2-time Pro Bowl selection (1983-1984)
    3-time Super Bowl champion (Super Bowl X, Super Bowl XV, Super Bowl XVIII)