With 91 days until the opening game of 2020, we start the count down with the best Raiders player at every jersey number. Today we focus on No. 91.
With the season a few months away, we take a look at the best player to wear the jersey number of the number of days left before the opener on September 13, 2020 against Carolina. That game will kick off the new era of Raiders football.
We continue our series with No. 91.
There is one very clear winner of this honor but before we get to that, there is the honorable mention category which features a player chosen with one of the first round picks the Raiders received in the infamous Jon Gruden trade. Tyler Brayton was chosen with the 32nd pick of the 2003 NFL Draft and spent five seasons with the Raiders before playing for the Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts.
In five seasons with the Raiders, Brayton recorded six sacks, 183 tackles, an interception, and only missed one game over that span. He was a hard-nosed defensive lineman who was more known for his motor than his talent and his nine-year career is a testament to his work ethic.
Now on to the best player to ever wear number 91 in Silver and Black.
Countdown to 2020: Best Raiders player to wear No. 91
Chester McGlockton (1992-1997)
The Los Angeles Raiders used the 16th overall pick in 1992 to draft Chester McGlockton out of Clemson and he more than lived up to his draft position. After an inconsistent rookie season, McGlockton found his footing in his second year and began his ascent to the top of the NFL at his position.
From 1994-1997, McGlockton did not miss a game, was named to the Pro Bowl four times, and was named to the All-Pro Team three times including one First-Team mention in 1995. In six years with the Silver and Black, McGlockton recorded 39.5 sacks, 340 tackles, an interception, and is one of the most decorated defensive lineman in franchise history.
The former Clemson Tiger is sixth overall in franchise history in sacks, third in tackles among defensive lineman, and is without a doubt the best interior defensive lineman drafted by the Raiders. After his stellar run with the Raiders, McGlockton would go on to play for the Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, and New York Jets but was not the same dominant force he was early in his career.
After retirement McGlockton was on the path to coaching and was most recently an assistant with the Stanford Cardinal before his untimely death due to an enlarged heart in 2011 at just 42-years-old. McGlockton’s memory lives on in Raider Nation through his incredible accomplishments on the field and his status as one of the best to ever wear the Silver and Black.