LT: Donald Penn
Donald Penn came to the Raiders in 2014 and was one of the biggest parts of the rebuild of the team. Penn was one of the best left tackles in football, reaching the pro bowl in 2016 and 2017. Donald Penn did a great job of protecting Carr’s blindside, making him one of the least sacked QBs in the NFL.
In 2018, the Raiders drafted Kolton Miller in the first round to eventually replace Penn. Oakland tried moving Penn to right tackle, but his injuries and age made it a struggle for him. From 2014 to 2017, Donald Penn did everything he was asked and dominated edge rushers all around the league.
LG: Kelechi Osemele
Kelechi Osemele was the biggest signing the Raiders made in 2016 and was a huge piece in the playoff push that the team made. This list of linemen has one similarity, and that is protecting Derek Carr in a few years span, being the biggest reason that the Raiders were competitive.
Osemele played three years for the Raiders, making the pro bowl in 2016 and 2017, as well as being named to first-team all-pro in 2016.
C: Rodney Hudson
Rodney Hudson started his career with the Raiders in 2015 and has arguably been the best Oakland Raiders of the entire decade, as well as one of the best linemen in franchise history. Although Hudson may not get the respect around the league he deserves, there is an argument that he has been the best center in the NFL for a long time.
Hudson has been selected to the pro bowl in 2016, 2017, and 2019, as well as being named to the second-team all-pro team in 2019. Along with his accolades, Hudson is extremely reliable, only missing one game in his time with the Raiders.
RG: Gabe Jackson
Gabe Jackson was drafted by the Raiders in 2014 and has been solid for the team ever since. For a long time, Raiders players looked at Jackson as one of the most underrated players in the league, as he was outshined by his teammates that were previously mentioned.
Jackson is still with the team, and although recent injuries have impaired his performance, he is still likely to be a part of this team for years to come, and if he can get healthy, he has potential to be one of the best guards in the NFL.
RT: Trent Brown
Trent Brown has only played one season for the Raiders, but he has no doubt been the best right tackle the team has had this decade. Brown was signed by the Raiders this offseason to a big contract, and there is no question that it was worth it.
Trent Brown will be a part of the Raiders for years to come, as he is arguably the best right tackle in the NFL. Brown did a great job of protecting Carr this season, and even though he has only played for the Raiders one season, he still deserves to be on this list more than any other right tackle the team has had.