Happy Draft Day, Raider Nation.
Later this evening, at 5 p.m. PT, the 2018 NFL Draft will get underway, and the Oakland Raiders are slated to select with the No. 10 overall pick. It’s anyone’s guess who General Manager Reggie McKenzie and Head Coach Jon Gruden will select with the pick, considering the multitude of talented college prospects that will be available.
Twenty-six years ago, the Silver and Black also had the No. 10 overall pick in the 1982 NFL Draft, which Al Davis used to draft Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen. During his career with the Raiders, Allen rushed for 8,545 yards, 79 touchdowns, averaged 4.1 yards per carry, caught 446 passes, had 4,258 receiving yards, and 18 receiving touchdowns.
Not only did Allen go on to become the Raiders best No. 10 overall pick in history, but one of the best players to run on the gridiron.
Here’s a look at some players who have gone No. 10 overall in recent years:
2017 – QB Patrick Mahomes II (Chiefs)
2016 – CB Eli Apple (Giants)
2015 – RB Todd Gurley (Rams
2014 – TE Eric Ebron (Lions)
2013 – G Chance Warmack (Titans)