List of Oakland Raiders first-round draft picks

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Tim Brown, one of the Raiders' 1988 first round picks and a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee

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]

Sebastian Janikowski was the Raiders' 2000 first round pick
Charles Woodson was one of the Raiders' first round picks in 1998
D. J. Hayden was the Raiders' first round picks in 2013
Robert Gallery was the Raiders' first round pick in 2004
Oakland Raiders first-round draft picks
Year Pick Player name Position College Notes
1960 N/A Hackbart, DaleDale Hackbart DB Wisconsin
1961 4 Rutgens, JoeJoe Rutgens DT Illinois
1962 1 Gabriel, RomanRoman Gabriel* QB NC State
1963 No pick
1964 7 Lorick, TonyTony Lorick RB Arizona State
1965 3 Schuh, HarryHarry Schuh T Memphis
1966 No pick
1967 17 Upshaw, GeneGene Upshaw^ G Texas A&M-Kingsville
1968 25 Dickey, EldridgeEldridge Dickey WR Tennessee State
1969 22 Thoms, ArtArt Thoms DT Syracuse
1970 24 Chester, RaymondRaymond Chester TE Morgan State
1971 19 Tatum, JackJack Tatum DB Ohio State
1972 21 Siani, MikeMike Siani WR Villanova
1973 23 Guy, RayRay Guy^ P Southern Mississippi
1974 19 Lawrence, HenryHenry Lawrence T Florida A&M
1975 24 Colzie, NealNeal Colzie DB Ohio State
1976 No pick
1977 No pick
1978 No pick
1979 No pick
1980 15 Wilson, MarcMarc Wilson QB BYU
1981 21 Watts, TedTed Watts DB Texas Tech
23 Marsh, CurtCurt Marsh G Washington
1982 10 Allen, MarcusMarcus Allen^ RB USC
1983 26 Mosebar, DonDon Mosebar C USC
1984 No pick
1985 23 Hester, JessieJessie Hester WR Florida State
1986 24 Buczkowski, BobBob Buczkowski DE Pittsburgh
1987 15 Clay, JohnJohn Clay T Missouri
1988 6 Brown, TimTim Brown^ WR Notre Dame
9 McDaniel, TerryTerry McDaniel DB Tennessee
25 Davis, ScottScott Davis DT Illinois
1989 No pick
1990 11 Smith, AnthonyAnthony Smith DE Arizona
1991 24 Marinovich, ToddTodd Marinovich QB USC
1992 16 McGlockton, ChesterChester McGlockton DT Clemson
1993 12 Bates, PatrickPatrick Bates DB Texas A&M
1994 22 Fredrickson, RobRob Fredrickson LB Michigan State
1995 18 Kaufman, NapoleonNapoleon Kaufman RB Washington
1996 9 Dudley, RickeyRickey Dudley TE Ohio State
1997 2 Russell, DarrellDarrell Russell DT USC
1998 4 Woodson, CharlesCharles Woodson DB Michigan
23 Collins, MoMo Collins G Florida
1999 18 Stinchcomb, MattMatt Stinchcomb G Georgia
2000 17 Janikowski, SebastianSebastian Janikowski PK Florida State
2001 28 Gibson, DerrickDerrick Gibson DB Florida State
2002 17 Buchanon, PhillipPhillip Buchanon DB Miami
23 Harris, NapoleonNapoleon Harris LB Northwestern
2003 31 Asomugha, NnamdiNnamdi Asomugha DB California
32 Brayton, TylerTyler Brayton DE Colorado
2004 2 Gallery, RobertRobert Gallery T Iowa
2005 23 Washington, FabianFabian Washington DB Nebraska
2006 7 Huff, MichaelMichael Huff DB Texas
2007 1 Russell, JaMarcusJaMarcus Russell* QB LSU
2008 4 McFadden, DarrenDarren McFadden RB Arkansas
2009 7 Heyward-Bey, DarriusDarrius Heyward-Bey WR Maryland
2010 8 McClain, RolandoRolando McClain LB Alabama
2011 No pick
2012 No pick
2013 12 Hayden, D. J.D. J. Hayden DB Houston
2014 5 Mack, KhalilKhalil Mack LB Buffalo
2015 4 Cooper, AmariAmari Cooper WR Alabama
2016 14 Joseph, KarlKarl Joseph S West Virginia
2017 24 Conley, GareonGareon Conley CB Ohio State




  1. ^ Branch, John (April 9, 2000). "The 2000 Liars Club/ Draft makes Broncos coach cloak intentions". The Gazette (Colorado Springs). Archived from the original on October 23, 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  2. ^ Duffy, Mike (March 26, 2009). "New Draft Order, More Rule Changes". Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  3. ^ Alder, James. "NFL Draft Basics:Determining Order of Selection". Retrieved May 26, 2008.