Oakland Raiders: Top 10 Draft Picks

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Published: April 13, 2009


... are plentiful from so-called "experts". Despite these, the Raiders have picked "guaranteed" superstars, risky propositions, and players no one really understands.  The following list covers the Top 10 Raiders draft moments, covering a wide variety of results. 

The below 10 players (or pairs of players) represent either great drafts, players who exceeded expectations, or just perennial all-stars found via the draft.

10.  2003 – 1st Round – Nnamdi Asomugha – Highly touted out of Cal, and everyone figured he had potential, however, it wasn't expected that he become one of the top 2 corners in the league by his 5th year.  His work ethic both on and off the field has proven he was well worth the choice. 

9. 2000 – 5th Round – Shane Lechler – Late round picks are often used for kickers and punters, but few of those result in perennial pro-bowlers wh...

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