Las Vegas Raiders: 15 best pass rushers of all-time

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Lance Johnstone, Raiders
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Best pash rushers in Las Vegas Raiders history: 15. Lance Johnstone

After four seasons at Temple University, the Raiders selected linebacker Lance Johnstone in the second round, 57th overall. Despite playing as a linebacker in college, the Raiders turned Johnstone into a defensive end and reaped the benefits.

Standing at 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, he was a dominating physical presence that was capable of playing the run, as well as pinning his ears back and getting after the quarterback.

In 87 career games with the Raiders, Johnstone finished with 31 sacks. He also tallied 19 tackles for loss, 11 forced fumbles and four quarterback hits. Johnstone spent six of his 11 seasons with the Raiders. His other five came with the Minnesota Vikings. His career totals are 72 sacks and 57 tackles for loss in 166 games.

Another fun statistic, Johnstone recorded three defensive touchdowns in his career, all with the Raiders. Everyone loves a good defensive touchdown. Johnstone had a knack for finding the end zone when he got his hands on the ball.

Although Johnstone produced more with the Vikings, he was still a great Raider. He is 10th all-time on the Raiders sack leaders with 31. For reference, all nine of the players ahead of him on the all-time list are also featured in this ranking. If not for a handful of injuries, Johnstone may have had a shot at hitting the 100-sack mark in his pro career.