The Worst First-Round Draft Picks in Oakland Raiders History

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: He's only played 1 season, but 9 catches for 124 yards and a TD are unacceptable stats for 11 starts.  That is what top notch WRs do in one game, not 1 season. 

12.1999 Matt Stinchcomb, OL, Georgia: He was injured as a rookie and then in his second year he won the starting LT job out of camp, but lost it to the undrafted Barry Sims during the season.  He shifted over to guard after Mo Collins was injured and Steve Wisnewski retired.  He later moved over to center after trouble with Barrett Robbins, but after Robbins returned he moved back over to guard to replace an injured Frank Middleton.  He left as a free agent but never established himself elsewhere.

11. 1968 Eldrige Dickey, QB, Tennessee State: He was Al Davis's choice as the QB to replace Daryl Lamonica, but John Madden's choice Kenny Stabler fell to them in round 2.  Davis told Madden that if Stabler fell to them in round 2 they would take him and t...

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