The Worst First-Round Draft Picks in Oakland Raiders History

June 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I decided to come up with a list of the 15 worst first round draft picks in Raider history.  There is a lot of talk of the Raiders always making bad draft choices so I decided to make a list of the 15 worst.  Some stats may be deceiving, but I remember times when they let the team and fans down.
15. 1997 Darrell Russell, DT, USC: It's hard to call Darrell Russell a bust because he's a two time Pro Bowler a 1 time first team All Pro.  However, he fell to substance abuse and shortened his career tremendously.  He was a great player, but let his team down off the field.
14. 2006 Michael Huff, DB, Texas: He's on the active roster, so he still has a chance to redeem himself.  However, he only has 4 INTs in 4 years and 3 of them came last year.  Plus he doesn't have good tackling skills.  It seems to me that Tyvonn Branch and Mike Mitchell will be the likely pair to start the 2010 season.
13. 2009 Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Maryland: ...

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