Countdown to 2020: Best Raiders player to wear No. 62 all-time
Reggie Kinlaw (1979-1984)
It is not often that a guy picked in the final round of an NFL Draft will go on to become a mainstay in your lineup, and even help the team to multiple Super Bowl wins, but that is exactly what Reggie Kinlaw did. Drafted in the 12 round of the 1979 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma, Kinlaw would be the nose tackle on some of the best defenses in team history.
Small for his position group, Kinlaw did not let that affect him, and it was his incredible athleticism, and quickness that forced teams to double-team him time and time again. The team’s website names him as the anchor of their 3-4 defense that won two Super Bowls, as he was an unsung hero among the likes of Ted Hendricks, Matt Millen, and Howie Long to name a few.
KInlaw would go on to finish out his career with the Seattle Seahawks, appearing in 30 games across the final two years of his career. For the Raiders, he was an X-factor on the defensive side of the ball of so many elite Raiders teams, and no doubt earned his spot on our list of the best players to wear their respective jersey number in team history.