" Top Five Raiders Of All Time ''

raiderdad4everContributor IAugust 13, 2009

17 Sep 2000:  Owner Al Davis of the Oakland Raiders watches from the sidelines during the game against the Denver Broncos at the Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, California.  The Broncos defeated the Raiders 33-24.Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn  /Allsport

 Since this is the 50th anniversary of the Raider Franchise I was thinking about who were the top Five Raiders of all time. I will use the following criteria for my selections.

1.Play on the field.

2.Years of service with the Raiders.

3.Dedication to the Raiders.

4.Positive Raider Image.

My Top Ten Raiders of all time.

Jim Otto - His Hall of Fame career speaks for itself, but to me He ranks number 1 for his dedication to the Raiders and Mr.Davis

Art Shell - His hall of fame career also speaks for itself but he gets the number 2 slot because of his duties of an assistant and two time head coach.

Willie Brown - Hall of Fame career , solid years as assistant coach gets him the 3rd spot.

Fred Biletnikoff - Another Hall of Famer Fred was MVP of the first Raider Superbowl victory, assistant coach for many season's.

Ted Hendricks - The Raiders could never win the big one until " kick em in the head Ted ' Showed up. won 3 Superbowls with the Raiders.Dominate player who also is a Hall of Famer.

 These were great players who will always be Raiders. These are men who are dedicated to the Raiders and Mr.Davis.Many other Raiders could make the list but these are my choices. 

Let me know what you think.