Best pash rushers in Las Vegas Raiders history: 6. Chester McGlockton
Chester McGlockton is the highest ranking defensive tackle on this list, and for good reason. Warren Sapp and Bill Pickel were incredible, but McGlockton was on another level.
McGlockton attended Clemson University where he earned the right to be selected in the first round of the 1992 NFL Draft. At No. 16 overall, the expectations for McGlockton were high. To say he met those expectations might be an understatement.
In 1992, McGlockton appeared in 10 games for the Raiders while they were still in Los Angeles. In the remaining five seasons of his stay with the Raiders, McGlockton would start in every single game.
His dominance on the interior of the defensive line made him irreplaceable. McGlockton’s stellar play earned him four consecutive Pro Bowl nominations. He also was a three-time All-Pro during that stretch with the Silver and Black.
Not only could McGlockton stuff the run, as most great defensive tackles should, but he could get after the quarterback. Obviously, that should probably go without saying as he is on this ranking, but let’s hammer the point home.
In 90 games with the Raiders, McGlockton recorded 39.5 sacks, 10 forced fumbles and 340 tackles. Tackles for loss and quarterback hits wouldn’t be recorded until later, but it would be fair to say McGlockton had more than his fair share of both. McGlockton was nearly impossible to deal with and created many sack opportunities for three of the remaining four players on this list.
A Raider legend, McGlockton passed away much too soon at the age of 42 in 2011 due to a heart issue.