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The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football team based in Oakland, California. They are a member of the American Football Conference West Division (AFC West). The team began play in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League, which merged with the National Football League in 1970. In 1982, the team relocated to Los Angeles, where they remained until the franchise returned to Oakland in 1995. The franchise has selected 53 players in the first round, two of these being the first overall pick.

The NFL Draft, which is officially known as the "Player Selection Meeting",[1] is held each April. The draft is used as the primary means to distribute newly available talent (primarily from college football) equitably amongst the teams. Selections are made in reverse order based on the previous season's record, i.e., the club with the worst record from the previous season selects first. Through 2009, only two exceptions were made to this order: the Super Bowl champion always selects last (32nd), and the Super Bowl loser second to last (31st). Beginning in 2010, teams making the playoffs have been seeded in reverse order depending upon how far they advance.[2] The draft consists of seven rounds. Teams have the option of trading selections for players, cash and/or other selections (including future year selections). Thus, it is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from their assigned draft pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in any round due to these trades.[3]

The Raiders have selected first twice. They have also selected the second overall pick twice. The University of Southern California has the most players chosen by the Raiders from one university, with four selections.


Table key
^ Indicates the player was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
 *  Selected number one overall
The Raiders did not draft a player in the first round that year.
Year Each year links to an article about that particular NFL Draft.
Pick Indicates the number of the pick within the first round
Position Indicates the position of the player in the NFL
College The player's college football team

Player selections Edit

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Oakland Raiders first-round draft picks
Year Pick Player name Position College Notes
1960 N/A Hackbart, DaleDale Hackbart DB Wisconsin
1961 &00000000000000040000004 Rutgens, JoeJoe Rutgens DT Illinois
1962 &00000000000000010000001 Gabriel, RomanRoman Gabriel* QB NC State
1963 No pick
1964 &00000000000000070000007 Lorick, TonyTony Lorick RB Arizona State
1965 &00000000000000030000003 Schuh, HarryHarry Schuh T Memphis
1966 No pick
1967 &000000000000001700000017 Upshaw, GeneGene Upshaw^ G Texas A&M-Kingsville
1968 &000000000000002500000025 Dickey, EldridgeEldridge Dickey WR Tennessee State
1969 &000000000000002200000022 Thoms, ArtArt Thoms DT Syracuse
1970 &000000000000002400000024 Chester, RaymondRaymond Chester TE Morgan State
1971 &000000000000001900000019 Tatum, JackJack Tatum DB Ohio State
1972 &000000000000002100000021 Siani, MikeMike Siani WR Villanova
1973 &000000000000002300000023 Guy, RayRay Guy^ P Southern Mississippi
1974 &000000000000001900000019 Lawrence, HenryHenry Lawrence T Florida A&M
1975 &000000000000002400000024 Colzie, NealNeal Colzie DB Ohio State
1976 No pick
1977 No pick
1978 No pick
1979 No pick
1980 &000000000000001500000015 Wilson, MarcMarc Wilson QB BYU
1981 &000000000000002100000021 Watts, TedTed Watts DB Texas Tech
&000000000000002300000023 Marsh, CurtCurt Marsh G Washington
1982 &000000000000001000000010 Allen, MarcusMarcus Allen^ RB USC
1983 &000000000000002600000026 Mosebar, DonDon Mosebar C USC
1984 No pick
1985 &000000000000002300000023 Hester, JessieJessie Hester WR Florida State
1986 &000000000000002400000024 Buczkowski, BobBob Buczkowski DE Pittsburgh
1987 &000000000000001500000015 Clay, JohnJohn Clay T Missouri
1988 &00000000000000060000006 Brown, TimTim Brown^ WR Notre Dame
&00000000000000090000009 McDaniel, TerryTerry McDaniel DB Tennessee
&000000000000002500000025 Davis, ScottScott Davis DT Illinois
1989 No pick
1990 &000000000000001100000011 Smith, AnthonyAnthony Smith DE Arizona
1991 &000000000000002400000024 Marinovich, ToddTodd Marinovich QB USC
1992 &000000000000001600000016 McGlockton, ChesterChester McGlockton DT Clemson
1993 &000000000000001200000012 Bates, PatrickPatrick Bates DB Texas A&M
1994 &000000000000002200000022 Fredrickson, RobRob Fredrickson LB Michigan State
1995 &000000000000001800000018 Kaufman, NapoleonNapoleon Kaufman RB Washington
1996 &00000000000000090000009 Dudley, RickeyRickey Dudley TE Ohio State
1997 &00000000000000020000002 Russell, DarrellDarrell Russell DT USC
1998 &00000000000000040000004 Woodson, CharlesCharles Woodson DB Michigan
&000000000000002300000023 Collins, MoMo Collins G Florida
1999 &000000000000001800000018 Stinchcomb, MattMatt Stinchcomb G Georgia
2000 &000000000000001700000017 Janikowski, SebastianSebastian Janikowski PK Florida State
2001 &000000000000002800000028 Gibson, DerrickDerrick Gibson DB Florida State
2002 &000000000000001700000017 Buchanon, PhillipPhillip Buchanon DB Miami
&000000000000002300000023 Harris, NapoleonNapoleon Harris LB Northwestern
2003 &000000000000003100000031 Asomugha, NnamdiNnamdi Asomugha DB California
&000000000000003200000032 Brayton, TylerTyler Brayton DE Colorado
2004 &00000000000000020000002 Gallery, RobertRobert Gallery T Iowa
2005 &000000000000002300000023 Washington, FabianFabian Washington DB Nebraska
2006 &00000000000000070000007 Huff, MichaelMichael Huff DB Texas
2007 &00000000000000010000001 Russell, JaMarcusJaMarcus Russell* QB LSU
2008 &00000000000000040000004 McFadden, DarrenDarren McFadden RB Arkansas
2009 &00000000000000070000007 Heyward-Bey, DarriusDarrius Heyward-Bey WR Maryland
2010 &00000000000000080000008 McClain, RolandoRolando McClain LB Alabama
2011 No pick
2012 No pick
2013 &000000000000001200000012 Hayden, D. J.D. J. Hayden DB Houston
2014 &00000000000000050000005 Mack, KhalilKhalil Mack LB Buffalo
2015 &00000000000000040000004 Cooper, AmariAmari Cooper WR Alabama
2016 &000000000000001400000014 Joseph, KarlKarl Joseph S West Virginia
2017 &000000000000002400000024 Conley, GareonGareon Conley CB Ohio State
2018 &000000000000001500000015 Miller, KoltonKolton Miller T UCLA
2019 4 Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson
24 (from CHI) Josh Jacobs RB Alabama
27 (from DAL) Johnathan Abram S Mississippi State




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