Oakland Raiders: Best Defensive Players by Position Since the 1990s

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Oakland Raiders: Best Defensive Players by Position Since the 1990s
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For most of my lifetime, the Raiders have failed to field an elite defensive unit. Yet, there have been elite players at each position, such as Nnamdi Asomugha and Richard Seymour.

Last week, I wrote an article entitled Oakland Raiders: Best Offensive Players by Position Since the 1990s. I went position-by-position and analyzed the best player by position on the Oakland Raiders in my lifetime as a fan, roughly around the year 1993.

Today, I tackle the Raiders' defense over the years. This unit had the most debatable positions, whereas the offense had many more clear cut winners.

The Raiders have a tradition dating back to the 1970s of having a tough defense built on getting to the quarterback and having a stellar secondary. These players have kept that tradition alive.

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