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The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time

Updated May 8, 2020 59.4k votes 5.6k voters 136.7k views173 items

List RulesPlease only rank the players based on their time with the Raiders

This is a list of the best Oakland Raiders of all time. The Silver and Black. Just Win, Baby. These are just a few of the phrases associated with what was once the most intimidating team in all off football: the Oakland / Los Angeles Raiders. When Al Davis took over the team in 1962, a new style of football was formed. The greatest Raiders players blended speed and power, a new dimension to player evaluation introduced by Davis. The best Hall of Fame-level Raiders ever attribute their success to the culture of the team and to Davis's leadership. The rowdy Raiders have been to Super Bowls in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 2000s, the only team in NFL history to do so. Some of the best players in Raiders history were on these teams. Famous Oakland Raiders like Ken Stabler, Cliff Branch, and Fred Biletnikoff are some of the best Raiders skill players while Gene Upshaw, Art Shell, and Jim Otto were powerful linemen whose grit allowed for these superstars to flourish. 

The later Raiders team were flashy with superstars like past players Jim Plunkett, Howie Long, and Marcus Allen, who is one of the best running backs of all time,  were parts of the later Super Bowl winning teams. Even though the team made a 12 year detour to Los Angeles, many of the team's best, most iconic players were in Oakland.

This is the list of the best Oakland Raiders. If you notice someone who is missing from this list of all time Raiders, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list of the greatest Raiders ever according to who you think should be considered the best in franchise history.

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  • 1
    892
    144

    Willie Brown

    Cornerback
  • 2
    863
    137

    Ted Hendricks

    Linebacker
  • 3
    1,715
    346

    Bo Jackson

    Running back

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  • 4
    1,150
    223

    Fred Biletnikoff

    Wide receiver
  • 5
    921
    159

    Dave Casper

    Tight end, Wide receiver

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    #12 of 87 The Greatest Tight Ends Of All Time#10 of 57 The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time

  • 6
    1,498
    311

    Tim Brown

    Wide reciever

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    #20 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time#23 of 83 The Best Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time

  • 7
    881
    144

    Cliff Branch

    Wide receiver
  • 8
    870
    152

    Lester Hayes

    Cornerback, Safety
  • 9
    1,066
    213

    Jim Otto

    Linebacker, Center

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  • 10
    1,478
    315

    Charles Woodson

    Cornerback, Return specialist

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  • 11
    1,229
    266
  • 12
    874
    157

    Jim Plunkett

    Quarterback

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  • 13
    1,505
    380

    Howie Long

    Defensive end

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    #7 of 96 The Greatest Defensive Ends of All Time#27 of 115 The Funniest Professional Athletes

  • 14
    850
    159

    Ray Guy

    Punter
  • 15
    1,501
    380

    Ken Stabler

    Quarterback

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  • 16
    1,027
    217

    Jack Tatum

    Safety, Defensive back

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  • 17
    951
    223

    Art Shell

    Tackle
  • 18
    1,695
    453

    Marcus Allen

    Running back
  • 19
    578
    113

    Todd Christensen

    Fullback, Tight end

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  • 20
    690
    162

    George Blanda

    Quarterback, Placekicker

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  • 21
    799
    180
  • 22
    578
    160

    Mike Haynes

    Cornerback

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  • 23
    702
    205

    Lyle Alzado

    Defensive end
  • 24
    768
    216

    Sebastian Janikowski

    Placekicker
  • 25
    481
    143

    Daryle Lamonica

    Quarterback