Oakland Raiders: Top-20 players of the 21st Century
By Brad Weiss
Kelechi Osemele (2016-2018)
Kelechi Osemele began his career as a second round selection of the Baltimore Ravens, and played with the team up until the 2015 season. In 2016, he made his way over to the Oakland Raiders, where he instantly became a star on an up and coming offensive line that would go on to win 12 games that season.
A two-time Pro Bowler with the Raiders, Osemele was an All-Pro during that 2016 season, and had he not dealt with injuries last season, he would likely have made it to three straight Pro Bowls. He was an absolute anchor as the Raiders starting left guard, and though he won a Super Bowl with Baltimore, fans of the Raiders remember him as a being a key in reviving an offense that dominated in 2016.
The Raiders traded away Osemele for some cap space early in the 2019 offseason, ending what was a very successful three-year run in the Silver and Black. The trio of Osemele, Rodney Hudson, and Gabe Jackson was one of the better interior offensive lines in the league over the past few seasons, and he will certainlybe missed in 2019.