The Greatest Second Round Pick in Raiders History

As we take a look at it round by round, Ryan tells us who he thinks the best second round pick in Raiders history was. Continue reading The Greatest Second Round Pick in Raiders History

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Part III: Top 3 Wide Receivers during Raider’s “Dark Age”

Denarius Moore’s consistent play was enough to put him higher on this list than Curry even though Curry had more receiving yards. I had forgotten about Porter’s suspension in 2006 which stemmed from his bickering with then head coach Art Shell. I always wonder what these receivers could have done with the young star the Raiders now have under center. Either way, real fans can appreciate how far the Raiders have come from those days and enjoy even more the present day success. Continue reading Part III: Top 3 Wide Receivers during Raider’s “Dark Age”

Al Davis’s “Baker’s Dozen”: 13 Great 2nd Round Picks

Everyone loves the first round of the NFL draft when teams choose the biggest names coming out of college. Al Davis chose 555 players in his long career, from Tony Lorick to Terrelle Pryor, including Marcus Allen, Jack Tatum, Tim Brown, Sebastian Janikowski, and many other great Raiders in Round One.

Yet he, his scouts, and general managers also found many stars in Round Two, many of them small-school or obscure players who went on to stellar careers. More recently, the Oakland Raiders have added three intriguing players to the defense from Round Two in the last three drafts—Mario Edwards in 2015, Jihad Ward in 2016, and Obi Melifonwu this year. Continue reading Al Davis’s “Baker’s Dozen”: 13 Great 2nd Round Picks

Lynch to Raiders sets the stage for revenge

Imagine the Oakland Coliseum on that day, number 24 is lined up in the “I-formation” as Carr hikes the ball then Lynch lunges one yard into the end zone with mere seconds on the clock to beat the Patriots. It would be a sword through the heart, maybe a sign that the end of the Patriots dynasty is nearing, finally Continue reading Lynch to Raiders sets the stage for revenge

A look back: The Oakland Raiders win first Super Bowl in 1976

  NFL Films kicked off a 32 day countdown to the upcoming NFL draft highlighting the Oakland Raiders 1976 Super Bowl win against the Minnesota Vikings. Via NFL Films’ official Twitter account they sent out the legendary highlights one of the most important moments in Raiders history. Kicking off our 32 day countdown to the #NFLDraft w/ this film from the @RAIDERS 1976 champion season. OAK won its first SB 32-14#32Days pic.twitter.com/Tact5kIQPz — NFL Films (@NFLFilms) March 26, 2017 This was truly the “Golden Age” of the Raiders with a team that had a plethora of future legends such as Fred … Continue reading A look back: The Oakland Raiders win first Super Bowl in 1976