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Ranking Raiders’ Round 5 selections

Fourth in a series

The Raiders are scheduled for one selection in the fifth round of this year’s NFL draft, No. 148 overall.

Here’s a ranking of their fifth-round picks since returning to Oakland in 1995:

(Overall-year)
1. P Shane Lechler, Texas A&M (142-2000): Pro Bowl fixture rates as one of Al Davis’ best all-time draft picks.

2. DT Rod Coleman, East Carolina (153-1999): Three-technique tackle had parlayed 11 sacks in 2002 and 5.5 sacks in 2003 into free agent riches with the Atlanta Falcons, where he became a Pro Bowl player after getting 21.5 sacks in 2004 and 2005. Had 28.5 sacks in five seasons as a Raider.

3. LB Eric Barton, Maryland (146-1999): Started three games as a rookie and 47 of 48 games over his last three seasons with the Raiders before leaving to the New York Jets in free agency.

4. LB Travian Smith, Oklahoma (152-1998): Played seven seasons with the Raiders as a special teams mainstay and also started 16 times as a linebacker, recording 8.5 sacks.

5. WR Doug Gabriel, Central Florida (167-2003): Had 76 catches for 1,206 yards and five touchdowns in four seasons as a Raider. Entered 2006 season as a starter but dealt to New England for a draft pick. Strange. Later returned, but out of the NFL since 2006.

6. DE Jay Richardson, Ohio State (138-2007): Beat out third-round draft pick Quentin Moses and started 22 of 32 games in 2007 and 2008. His role diminished in 2009 and he failed to make the 53-man roster last year, eventually signing with the Seattle Seahawks.

7. CB Walter McFadden, Auburn (138-2010): Looked ready for playing time early in training camp, but progress was slowed by torn hamstring. Surfaced as a nickel back for one forgettable game against Miami, then was inactive rest of the season. Will have chance to compete for nickel back spot this year.

8. DT La’Roi Glover, San Diego State (166-1996): A star in the World League, Glover played in two games for the Raiders in 1996 but failed to make the 53-man roster the following season with Chester McGlockton, Russell Maryland, Jerry Ball and Grady Jackson on the roster. Went on to play in six Pro Bowls, playing for New Orleans, Dallas and St. Louis.

9. DE Kenyon Coleman, UCLA (147-2002): Spent rookie season mostly on inactive list, getting into only one game with the Raiders. Cut the following season, Coleman made the Dallas Cowboys and has fashioned an eight-year career as a solid reserve base end.

10. TE Jeremy Brigham, Washington (127-1998): Caught 33 passes for 300 yards and three touchdowns with the Raiders after initially walking out of his first training camp.

11. S Eric Frampton, Washington State (165-2007): Didn’t make Raiders roster out of training cap but was picked up by Detroit and then Minnesota, where he’s played in 48 (no starts) as a special teams player.

12. WR Johnnie Morant, Syracuse (134-2004): Looked the part as a physical specimen but route-running and ball-catching skills were inconsistent. Lasted three seasons and played in 15 games, catching eight passes for 90 yards.

13. S Raymond Perryman, Northern Arizona (158-2001): Didn’t make the 53-man roster and spent some time on Raiders’ practice squad. Played in 10 NFL games with Baltimore and Jacksonville.

14. LB Matt Dyson, Michigan (138-1995): Played in four games for the Raiders as a rookie, making no impact.

15. T Jeff Kysar, Arizona State (154-1995): Didn’t make Raiders roster and never played an NFL game.

NOTABLE FIFTH-ROUND PICKS IN RAIDERS HISTORY

– CB Lester Hayes, No. 126 out of Texas A&M in 1977, was a college linebacker converted to cornerback who became a standout player for two Super Bowl champions and in 1980 had one of the best seasons any defensive back has ever had with 13 interceptions for 273 yards in returns.

– S Derrick Hoskins, No. 128 in 1992 out of Southern Mississippi, was a hard-hitting strong safety who started 38 games for the Raiders between 1992 and 1995.

– TE Derrick Ramsey, No. 136 out of Kentucky in 1978, was a college quarterback converted to tight end who caught 52 passes for 674 yards in 1981. No Raiders tight end would again catch 50 passes in a season until Zach Miller in 2008.

Correction: Was thinking “Ethan Horton” when I was writing about Ramsey. Horton, a converted running back, was the last tight end to catch 50 passes before Zach Miller. Todd Christensen set the receiving standard for Raiders tight ends with 92, 80, 82 and 95 catches from 1983 to 1986. Horton caught 53 passes in 1991, with no Raiders tight end getting 50 again until Miller caught 56 in 2008.

– LB Jeff Barnes, No. 139 out of Cal in 1977, played 11 seasons for the Raiders as a special teams player and reserve linebacker after playing defensive tackle in college.

– TE Bob Moore, No 123 out of Stanford in 1971, was a solid second tight end complementing Dave Casper, catching 91 passes for 981 yards and seven touchdowns with the Raiders from 1971 through 1975,

RANKING RAIDERS’ DRAFTS BY ROUND

Links to previous rankings of Raiders’ drafts by round:

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

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  • oo

    uno

  • priesttj

    Man the 5th rnd sucks in comparison to the 4th rnd.

  • DaTruth91

    dos

  • http://raiders.com A.B. Paine III

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  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    CB Lester Hayes, No. 126 out of Texas A&M in 1977, was a college linebacker converted to cornerback who became a standout player for two Super Bowl champions and in 1980 had one of the best seasons any defensive back has ever had with 13 receptions for 273 yards in returns.
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    Linebacker to Cornerback??????WoW!!!!!!!
    F’ing amazing!

  • GoodOle00

    Lester was awesome and suffered from a stutter induced by over exposure to cat dander as a child. True ****!

  • SnB Production

    Lester Hayes was just plain dominant. As is Nnamdi…but guess what…you need horses in the front 7.

    With Nnamdi pending departure, this will mean the end of the Cornerback as an important position on this Raider team…..it will be all about the front 7.

    DTs over Wide Receivers (think 2009 draft)
    DEs over safeties
    And linebackers known for hitting more than coverage.

    It took a while…but the Raiders, by absolute necessity…will have to focus the defense on the front 7 and more specifically the front 4.

  • priesttj

    Jerry you mean 13 (interceptions) which was asafar as i’m concerned the single best season of any db in NFL history. He dropped 3 other int’s and two were called back due to penalties one of which went for picksix. Greg Townsend jumped offsides and they called it back.

  • priesttj

    Nnamdi is also an amazing switch he played safety in college, now how many safeties do you hear of switching to corner and turning out to be HOF calibre cover corners. Nnamdi IMO is the 1st. Normally it’s the opposite switch from corner to safety. Ronnie Lott went from safety to corner but he only lasted one year and back to safety.

  • Raider guy

    Lester was. Converted safety and had five picks in the play offs including a td against the oilers

  • priesttj

    I remember LaRoi Glover and being extremely pissed off that we cut him to keep Jerry (pie hole)Ball he was undersized yeah but he was so active and they ahd a hard time blocking him. That’s who Lamarr Houston reminds of is LaRoi Glover and we could’ve used LaRoi the exact same way. We also gave away Kenyon Coleman I never understood why we cut him he was the final cut as was LaRoi. He was good depth for us with solid size and strength. That was two mistakes I thought we made for guys who were at the end of their careers.

  • http://www.tube8.com NoLuv4Hoes

    Pitos

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    POST-8.TOWNSEND WAS NOT AROUND IN 1980. I THINK IT MATUSAK U R THINKING OF..

  • ghostrunner

    Didn’t Todd Christensen catch 100 balls? Or did you strictly mean playing for Oakland?

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    CLOSE CALL JB.DAVE CASPER WAS ALMOST A 6TH OFFENSIVE LINEMAN IN HIS DAY,BLOCKING 4 STABLER..BUT HE MADE A LOT OF BIG CATCHES 4 THE RAIDERS IN BIG GAMES.INTERESTING HISTORY..KEN STABLER WAS TRADED 2 THE HOUSTON OILERS AFTER THE 1979 SEASON (SNAKE AND AL NEVER GOT ALONG WORTH SQUAT).AFTER THE INFAMOS GAME 5 OF THE 1980 SEASON WHEN DAN PASTORINI GOT HIS LEG BUSTED,(ENTER JIM PLUNKET)CASPER MOUTHED OFF 2 THE PRESS AFTER THE GAME BASICALLY SAYING THE TEAM STUNK..HE WAS TRADED 2 HOUSTON A COUPLE DAYS LATER.AND THE REST AS THEY SAY..IS HISTORY..

  • irjonny

    just a thought.

    trading our 1st rounder in 2012 might not be such a bad idea considering the rest of the league expects us to have a low pick and we might just have the playoffs next year. with the party, davis’ health, the fact that we haven’t worked out any (to the best of my knowledge) locks as 2nd round prospects, and a new head coach i believe davis uses it to move into the 1st for either a DB (amakamura?)a WR (julio jones?) or OL (Mike Pouncey?). don’t forget von miller is up there and is a natural OLB in a 4-3 though teams might convert him to DE in 3-4

    its possible we trade up into the 20s but im 80% sure we trade up.

  • irjonny

    post 16 was 8:26

  • irjonny

    post 16 was at 8:26

  • priesttj

    SnB what the hell are you talking about when Nnamdi leaves corner will no longer be important? Corner didn’t start being important because of Nnamdi and it wont end after he’s gone. You will always need and try to get dominant corners, that is what we do. The front 4 has always been a huge part of what the Raiders do on defense since the very beginning with guys like Ben Davidson and Tom Keating.

    SnB for a staunch Raiders fan you know very little about the Raiders. They will always use corners as the focal point of their defense. The will always use the front 4 as a means of dominating OLines. As long as Mr Davis is running things that will always be the way we play defense. Strong corner play and dominant front4 he’ll always look for guys that fit that mold. Just because you don’t like what you see doesn’t mean it’s not there.

    Look if you know anything about Mr Davis you know Nnamdi isn’t leaving unless they feel his replacement is already on the team…….period. If he’s not comfortable with the guys here he’ll get another guy or keep the guy he has………period

    It’s like not having speed at WR that will last only as long as he can get another guy in uniform. That’s why he went and got Moss and that’s why DHB is here as well as Ford.

    We just need to get the Oline where it needs to be and we can start winning again………period

  • Midwest Fan

    Thoughts on the draft.

    If Kapernick is still there around 40-42, trade up and grab him. If not, try and move back and select Cannon. Use our 3rd on Moffit or Wiz. Our 4th can go towards Matthews. 5th on Virgil Green or the TE from Por st. Remaining picks go towards Dline & DB’s.

  • JB

    GoodOle00 Says:
    April 16th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Lester was awesome and suffered from a stutter induced by over exposure to cat dander as a child. True ****!
    *****************************

    Thought it was more likely an allergy to Stick-um. Next to Fredy B, Lester was the real Mr. Stick-um. He could stick on a wall & just hang there. He & Freddy B are why they banned stick-um as they knew & used it.

  • JB

    Todd Christensen, while not flashy or really well known. In reality, he was the MOST RELIABLE TE that Oakland ever had.

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    POST-15 WAS POSTED AT 8:25…

  • Midwest Fan

    Why do we bother

  • priesttj

    Midwest that is a damn good question, it’s obvious they don’t care or this would be fixed.

  • imaquaman

    post 19 i agree with most of what you said ,but there are some things i disagree with(We just need to get the Oline where it needs to be and we can start winning again………period )i think for the musical chair syndrome we went through last year ,the OL looked good at times and pretty bad at times.maybe with some stability this year they can be better.an OL coach with all that power, the HC played too much,like having a new toy.but i think if we are going to start winning (play off type)its in the run d.they looked bad most of the time not always though, they need to get more reliable .but i think our biggest problem was our WR group.a couple people caught a couple balls in a game or two ,but nobody caught 3,4,or5 balls per game on a regular basis (running back screens dont count)if our wr group could match our running backs and a little run d thats when we will more .but it does all start up front.our problems go a little deeper than the ol though

  • imaquaman

    JB Says:
    April 16th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Todd Christensen, while not flashy or really well known. In reality, he was the MOST RELIABLE TE that Oakland ever had.
    ********************************
    yea and he liked to use really really big words too!!
    hell half the team didnt even know what he was saying most of the time

  • http://raiders.com A.B. Paine III

    Todd Christensen was one of the best tight ends of all time. He was also the most annoying broadcaster of all time.

  • http://raiders.com A.B. Paine III

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlA-_rooBaM&feature=player_embedded

    Check out Christensen’s hot moves in this video.

  • HairyBush

    – TE Derrick Ramsey, No. 136 out of Kentucky in 1978, was a college quarterback converted to tight end who caught 52 passes for 674 yards in 1981. No Raiders tight end would again catch 50 passes in a season until Zach Miller in 2008.

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    Jerry, Didn’t Todd Christensen do it several times before Zach Miller?!?!?!

  • Sweep The Leg.

    # A.B. Paine III Says:
    April 17th, 2011 at 6:05 am

    Todd Christensen was one of the best tight ends of all time. He was also the most annoying broadcaster of all time.
    =====================================================

    He was pretty bad, but Bill Walsh was hands down the worst announcer EVER.

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer

    Correction added to Round 5 post . . .

    Correction: Was thinking “Ethan Horton” when I was writing about Ramsey. Horton, a converted running back, was the last tight end to catch 50 passes before Zach Miller. Todd Christensen set the receiving standard for Raiders tight ends with 92, 80, 82 and 95 catches from 1983 to 1986. Horton caught 53 passes in 1991, with no Raiders tight end getting 50 again until Miller caught 56 in 2008.

  • HairyBush

    Jerry, I can barely wait to hear the riviting list of 6th and 7th rounders lol. Please NFl, End the lockout and start free agency all ready! It’s sad when all there is to read about is draft “do overs”

  • Just Fire Baby

    The most entertaining part of these upcoming lists, will be to hear Jerry try to come up with something pertinant to say about Siddiq Shabazz and Kenyon Rambo.

  • Gust372

    Yeah, it was Nnamdi keeping this team down. No doubt…

  • YoungAmerican
  • SnB Production

    Raiders spent on defensive backs since 2000:

    5 1st round picks (Gibson, Buchanan, Aso, Fabian, Huff
    3 2nd round picks (Routt, Mitchell & deAngelo Hall

    And for all that investment we are going to have a secondary of:

    Routt, CJ/McFAdden, Branch/Ware, Mitchell

    And with this group, its hardly a given that Routt and Mitchell are truly top tier players at their positions

    I hope that with Nnamdi’s pending departure, that Al Davis stops spending on DBs and focuses all his picks on D-Lineman and O-Lineman

    all that investment and we end up with a veeerrrrry questionable secondary

  • SnB Production

    And to lose Nnamdi and get NO COMPENSATION is a major setback.

    If they didn’t want to re-sign him, then peddle the guy for a 1st round pick or a basket of picks.

    Stop clinging to fading dreams and get on with it!

  • irjonny

    just a thought.

    trading our 1st rounder in 2012 might not be such a bad idea considering the rest of the league expects us to have a low pick and we might just have the playoffs next year. with the party, davis’ health, the fact that we haven’t worked out any (to the best of my knowledge) locks as 2nd round prospects, and a new head coach i believe davis uses it to move into the 1st for either a DB (amakamura?)a WR (julio jones?) or OL (Mike Pouncey?). don’t forget von miller is up there and is a natural OLB in a 4-3 though teams might convert him to DE in 3-4

    its possible we trade up into the 20s but im 80% sure we trade up.

  • SnB Production

    This is why Belichek traded Seymour early. He traded him knowing there was a good chance he wouldn’t re-sign him.

    So instead of gettign nothing….he’s got an extra 1st round pick to work with.

    Al Davis clung to Nnamdi way too long. Hopefully he can salvage the situation…but the Raiders should have received another 1st rounder or a couple of 2nd rounders.

    Not some token late 3rd round comp pick

  • Gust372

    # A.B. Paine III Says:
    April 17th, 2011 at 6:05 am

    Todd Christensen was one of the best tight ends of all time. He was also the most annoying broadcaster of all time.

    …………

    “That’s the nature of the beast”. LOL. Remember how he used to always say that?

  • priesttj

    SnB I really don’t think you understand this sport. Do you realize it’s 2011? That’s 11 years since 2000 does that make sense? the average NFL career is less than 4 years. And you think we’re supposed to have players drafted back in 2003 still in this secondary LOL man get a freakin clue dude. This league has the highest turnover ratio of any sport. If your secondary consist of players you brought in in the last 5 years you are very lucky. Especially with FA you’re lucky to have them from the last 3 years.

    That is why you draft every year due to attrition you have to replenish on a yearly basis at every position. The league grinds you out at every position. You stop drafting any position and in two years you’ll be paper thin. It’s the nature of the beast. This league will take the best players you can find chew them up and spit them out.

    You’ll have a small % of great players that last 6-8 years but by in large the high rate of attrition demands you continuously draft at every position.

    Someone who becomes a fan of this sport would figure that out in 5 years time or less. It boggles my mind the comments you make seems like their made more out of frustration than common sense.

  • Gust372

    Priest, you’re the only one here who understands the NFL. That was established long ago.

  • SnB Production

    Priesttj,

    A player drafted in 2002 or 2003 should be in their prime production years right now….year 7 through 10. They should be leading contributors. Especially high round draft picks.

    The fact that this team has only THREE players that were drafted/acquired before 2004 shows exactly why this team has such a LACK of leadership and tradition.

    Sorry…make that two once Nnamdi departs for a SB contender for NO COMPENSATION!

    And the two remaining are the kicker and punter.

    The Raiders depend almost exclusively on free agent acquisitions….many of whom are either near the end of their careers or are fighting to stay relevant in the league.

    Hard to win when you have little leadership on the roster and coaches keep getting churned in and out with shocking regularity.

    Will the Raiders continue the progress from last year? I hope so with the QB and front 7 returning.

    But it is going to be HARD to do with a brand new defensive staff, struggling wide receivers, new TE, mostly new secondary and a 28th ranked run defense.

    That’s why getting draft picks for Nnamdi could have really helped this year. But nope, clung to the dream and now will have nothing to show for his departure…or Michael Huff for that matter.

    You don’t get better losing pro-bowl players…you certainly don’t get better letting pro-bowl players leave for nothing

  • HayesHaynes

    Dear Coach Davis,

    Can we get rid of Sanjay Lal and hire the G.O.A.T. Jerry Rice?! We have Woodson, how about another Hall of Famer?

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