Las Vegas Raiders: 50 greatest players in franchise history

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Chester McGlockton, Oakland Raiders
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When you think of all the great players on the defensive side of the ball for the Raiders, you usually think of pass rushers, linebackers, and defensive backs. But what about the guys that line up in the defensive interior and go at it? Well, we haven’t talked about defensive tackle Chester McGlockton until now. He comes in at No. 32.

McGlockton would be taken No. 16 overall in the 1992 NFL Draft out of Clemson University. After playing in a reserve role as a rookie in 1992, McGlockton would become a major force in the Raiders defense for the next five seasons. Beginning in 1994, McGlockton would rattle off four straight Pro Bowl appearances. He would make an All-Pro team in three straight years from 1994 to 1996.

McGlockton’s best season as a pro came in 1995 when he was named to the All-Pro first team by the Associated Press. That year, he had 7.5 quarterback sacks in 16 starts for the Silver and Black. Keep in mind that he got after the quarterback from the offensive interior. However, his prime would not follow him to his next stop with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1998.

He would play in the NFL through the 2003 NFL season before retiring at age 34. McGlockton passed away in November 2011 at the age of 42 due to left ventricular hypertrophy. In his six years with the Raiders, McGlockton had 39.5 quarterback sacks and 10 forced fumbles in 90 games.