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Kelechi Osemele Named To NFL Top 100 Players List

Posted May 2, 2017

Kelechi Osemele was recently named to NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2017 list. See where he checked in.

Offensive Lineman Kelechi Osemele

Kelechi Osemele’s first season in Silver and Black proved to be a banner one for the versatile offensive lineman.

Not only was he named to the 2017 Pro Bowl – his first – but he was also named an Associated Press First-Team All-Pro player as well.

Osemele was arguably one of the best – if not the best – interior lineman in the NFL in 2016, and he has now been recognized by his peers, being named to the NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players of 2017,” checking in at No. 95.

Following the unveiling of Osemele on the list, quarterback Derek Carr took, and tight end Lee Smith, to twitter to congratulate the imposing lineman on his recent accolade.

The countdown of the league’s Top 100 Players continues next week, so be sure to check back and see which other Raiders made the cut.

For reference, the Silver and Black had three players make the Top 100 last year: quarterback Derek Carr (No. 100), safety Reggie Nelson (No. 60), and defensive end Khalil Mack (No. 13).