The Oakland Raiders have pieced together one of the most productive offensive lines in the NFL over the last few seasons, but this isn't the first time the team has seen a plethora of talented offensive linemen walk through its doors. Over the last five decades, the Silver and Black have watched many of its alumni go on to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Recently, NFL media senior analyst Gil Brandt ranked his top 30 guards in NFL history, and two Raiders greats made the list.
Let's take a look:
Steve Wisniewski: No. 29
Wisniewski suited up in the Silver and Black for 13 years, and saw plenty of playing time during his tenure. The Raiders legend played in a total of 206 games, starting all 206 – impressive – and made six consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl, eight in total. The two-time All-Pro has etched himself in history as one of the most-heralded guards in the history of the sport.
Gene Upshaw: No. 2
Clocking in at No. 2 overall on Brandt's list, Gene Upshaw's Hall of Fame career was remarkable, given the consistency and production he provided over his 15 seasons with the Raiders. Upshaw started 207 games for the team, and played in 217 total. The seven-time Pro Bowler, and five-time All-Pro was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987, and will forever be remembered as a Raiders legend.
If you'd like to view Brandt's full list, click here.