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

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Sean Jones, Raiders
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Best pash rushers in Las Vegas Raiders history: 9. Sean Jones

In 1984, the Raiders selected Sean Jones out of Northeastern University with their second-round pick. Four years later in 1988, they went on to flip Jones for the ninth overall pick thanks to the then-Houston Oilers, who coveted Jones’ pass rushing ability.

It’s a shame that the Raiders didn’t keep Jones longer than they did. In his brief four-year stay with the team, Jones showed why he belongs in the Raiders’ top-15 pass rushers of all-time.

In 59 games with the Raiders down in Los Angeles, Jones compiled 31 sacks with 161 tackles. Mind you, only 32 of those games were starts. Jones was a stud in every sense of the word.

That is why Houston traded a top-10 draft pick to acquire his services. Jones did most of his damage in the six years he spent in Houston before joining the Green Bay Packers for his final three seasons.

Jones finished his career well past the 100-sack mark with a total of 113. He tacked on 601 tackles and 13 fumble recoveries as well, as if the sack total wasn’t enough to see how great of a player Jones was.

An All-Pro in 1994 and 1995 and a Super Bowl champion in 1996, Jones cemented his place in NFL history. Jones is 22nd all-time in NFL history with 113 sacks, up there with Greg Townsend who we will touch on a bit later in this ranking.

Jones was an extremely talented pass rusher. The Raiders likely regret letting him go. Although that first-round pick turned into Terry McDaniel, who had a stellar career with the Raiders, you be the judge of who won the trade.