The 2016 NFL Draft in Chicago is now less than a month away.
Since the common draft was adopted in 1967, the Silver and Black have selected over 500 players from nearly 200 universities, but of all those schools, a handful have produced more Raiders than all the others.
With the Draft right around the corner, let's look at the Top Colleges That Have Produced Raiders Draft Picks.
- USC (17) – The University of Southern California has produced 17 Raiders' draft picks, most notably former Trojan Marcus Allen who is the career rushing leader for the Silver and Black, rushing for 8,545 yards and 79 touchdowns during his time as a Raider. USC is also the alma mater of Head Coach Jack Del Rio.
-Other notables: Running back Clarence Davis, fourth round (No. 97 overall) in 1971 Draft. Linebacker Rod Martin, 12th round (No. 317 overall), in 1977 Draft. Running back Justin Fargas, third round (No. 96 overall) in 2003 Draft.
- Nebraska (14) – Fourteen Cornhuskers have been drafted by the Silver and Black, with defensive back Fabian Washington being the most recent selection in 2006.
-Other notables: Guard Adam Treu, third round (No. 72 overall) in 1997 Draft.
- Penn State (13) – The Raiders have selected 13 players from Penn State, including three since 2011.
-Other notables: Linebacker Matt Millen, second round (No. 43 overall) in 1980 Draft. Guard Steve Wisniewski, second round (No. 29 overall) in 1989 Draft.
- UCLA (11) – Since the modern era of the NFL Draft began, the Raiders have selected 11 UCLA Bruins, most recently defensive end Kenyon Coleman in 2002. After being selected in the fifth round (no. 147 overall) Coleman appeared in just one game for the Silver and Black.
-Other notables: Tackle Bruce Davis, 11th round (No. 294 overall) in 1979 Draft.
- Colorado (10) – The Raiders selected tight end Nick Kasa in the sixth round (No. 172 overall) of the 2013 draft, the most recent of the 10 Colorado Buffaloes the team has selected in the modern draft era.
-Other notables: Wide receiver Cliff Branch, fourth round (No. 98 overall) in 1972 Draft.
- Florida State (10) – The Seminoles have produced 10 Raiders' draft selections, most recently defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. in last year's Draft. Edwards enjoyed a quality rookie campaign in 2015, appearing in 14 games, totaling 33 tackles, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and 2.5 sacks.
-Other notables: Kicker Sebastian Janikowski, first round (No. 17 overall) in 2000 Draft. Tackle Menelik Watson, second round (No. 42 overall) in 2013 Draft.
- Ohio St. (9) – The Silver and Black have selected nine Ohio State Buckeyes in the Draft, including the back-to-back selections of defensive back Derek Combs and wide receiver Ken-Yon Rambo in the seventh round (No. 228 and No. 229 overall) of the 2001 draft.
-Other notables: Defensive back Jack Tatum, first round (No. 19 overall) in 1971 Draft.
- San Diego State (9) – The Raiders have selected eight players from San Diego State, and five since 2002, notably, linebacker Kirk Morrison in the third round (No. 78 overall) of the 2005 Draft.
- Washington (9) – With the 59th pick in the 2001 NFL Draft, the Raiders selected Washington quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo, the ninth Husky drafted since the beginning of the modern draft era.
-Other notables: Running back Napoleon Kaufman, first round (No. 18 overall) in 1995 Draft.
- Oklahoma (8) – With the selection of defensive tackle Stacy McGee in the sixth round (No. 205 overall) of the 2013 draft, the Raiders have selected eight Oklahoma Sooners since the dawn of the modern draft era.
-Other notables: Defensive tackle Reggie Kinlaw, 12th round (No. 320 overall) in 1979 Draft.
- Stanford (8) – The Silver and Black have selected eight total players from Stanford, the most recent being tight end Teyo Johnson in the second round (No. 63 overall) of the 2003 Draft.
-Other notables: Running back Jon Ritchie, third round (No. 63 overall) in 1998 Draft.
- Tennessee (8) – Tight end Mychal Rivera is the most recent of eight selections by the Raiders from the University of Tennessee. Since he was drafted in 2013, he has played in 38 games, scoring nine touchdowns for the Silver and Black.
-Other notables: Linebacker Reggie McKenzie, tenth round (No. 275 overall) in 1985 Draft.