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

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Warren Sapp, Raiders
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Best pash rushers in Las Vegas Raiders history: 11. Warren Sapp

Ah yes, the “Quarterback Killa” makes his appearance just outside the top-10 on this ranking. Warren Sapp played his college ball at the University of Miami, and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft. The rest is history, as Sapp would go on to become one of the most prolific defenders of the modern era.

Similar to Lyle Alzado, Sapp spent the last four seasons of his career with the Raiders, but that did not mean he was unproductive. Despite being 32 years old when he joined Oakland, Sapp went on to record 19.5 sacks with the Raiders. He also added in 27 tackles for loss and 22 quarterback hits in those four seasons.

For his career, Sapp came up just short of the 100-sack mark with 96.5. He finished with 571 tackles, 91 of them for loss. As these statistics indicate, Sapp spent a lot of time in the opposing backfield, whether he was wrapping up the running back or the quarterback. Still curious how he got the nickname “Quarterback Killa”?

Despite being a defensive tackle, Sapp proved his worth as a pass rusher. He almost always drew double teams yet found ways to get around them. His presence on the field was always felt, and the production always followed. Sapp is one of the best defensive players ever. In only four seasons, he etched his name into Raiders lore.