Raiders Top 10 Late Round Steals


Throughout the organization's history, the Silver and Black have been able to find incredible talent in the later rounds of the NFL draft, so let's check out the 10 best steals the Raiders have acquired through the selection process.

1. Bo Jackson (7th Round) –Regarded as one of the best pure athletes of all-time, the former Auburn Tiger spent four years with the Los Angeles Raiders, making the 1990 Pro Bowl after rushing for 698 yards and five touchdowns.

2. Cliff Branch (4th Round) –During his 14 years in the Silver and Black, Branch won three Super Bowls, was named to four Pro Bowls and also earned First Team All-Pro honors four times

3. Marv Hubbard (11th Round) –A fullback drafted out of Colgate University, Marv Hubbard spent seven seasons with the Raiders, rushing for 4,394 yards and 22 touchdowns.

4. Rod Martin (12th Round) –Drafted in the 12th round of the 1977 NFL Draft, Martin won two Super Bowls with the Silver and Black and was named to two Pro Bowls during his NFL career.

5. Bruce Davis (11th Round) – The Raiders selected Davis out of UCLA with their 11th round selection in the 1979 NFL Draft. Davis was with the organization for 11 seasons, and started on the offensive line in Super Bowl XVIII.

6. Reggie Kinlaw (12th Round) –During his six seasons in the Silver and Black, Kinlaw became a staple on the Raiders defensive line, winning two Super Bowls as a member of the Raiders.

7. Frank Hawkins (10th Round) –Hawkins spent his entire career with the Raiders, rushing the ball 431 times for 1,659 yards and 15 touchdowns.

8. Ronald Curry (7th Round) –Although Curry played quarterback collegiately at North Carolina, he spent seven seasons as a wide receiver for the Raiders, hauling in 193 passes and 13 touchdowns during his 76 games in Silver and Black.

9. Greg Biekert (7th Round) –Biekert spent nine seasons with both the Los Angeles and Oakland Raiders, and during his tenure, he recorded 15.0 sacks and nine forced fumbles.

10. Shane Lechler (5th Round) –Lechler was the punter in Oakland for 13 seasons, and during his career as a Raider, he was named to seven Pro Bowls, earned All-Pro honors nine times and was named to the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team.

Honorable Mention:

Latavius Murray (6th Round) -In Murray's first year as the team's starting running back (2015), he rushed for more than 1,000 yards and earned a Pro Bowl nod.

Morris Bradshaw (4th Round) –The wide receiver from Ohio State spent eight seasons with the Raiders, playing in 104 games and hauling in 11 touchdown receptions.

Reggie McKenzie (10th Round) –During his four seasons as a Raider, McKenzie played in 58 games and recorded 3.0 sacks and two interceptions.

Mervyn Fernandez (10th Round) –After an impressive career in the Canadian Football League, Fernandez joined the Silver and Black in 1987 where he spent the entirety of his six-year NFL career.

Malcolm Barnwell (7th Round) –Barnwell spent four seasons with the Raiders, playing in 57 games and scoring four touchdowns.

Steve Sylvester (10th Round) –Sylvester spent the entirety of his nine-year NFL career with the Raiders, playing in 106 games.

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