The Las Vegas Raiders have made 12 first-round selections since 2010 and we rank them to see who contributed the most, and least, in Silver and Black.
In a week, the Las Vegas Raiders will be making their 13th first-round selection since 2010 and will be hoping that they pan out better than several of the names on the upcoming list. The Raiders have had mixed luck in the first round and as is typical of teams that have struggled to be competitive, they have missed more than they have hit in the first round.
Despite the misses, there have been several hits and many of the selections are too recent to make a real determination on their value. For the more recent players, are understandably ranked quite low on the list but still have plenty of time to make their way up the rankings.
The Raiders, and every team in the league really, know that no matter how much homework they do on prospects before the NFL Draft, it is ultimately a crapshoot. We have seen players marked as “sure things” flame out of the league before their rookie contracts and players that were “reaches” have long and fruitful careers in the NFL.
Let’s dive right in with the first name on the list that will have Raiders fans shaking their head at how quickly things fell apart but we promise there’s some light at the end of the tunnel.