clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Oakland Raider ALL Time Draft Busts: #5 1963's Number One Traded For Cotton Davidson

I don't have hate in my heart for Cotton, but he did only start 26 games in six seasons in Oakland and he was landed from KC way way of the first round selection and 1990 Member of the Hall of Fame Buck Buchanan.

There is no reason to hate on Cotton, really, he was just a bust. Kinda like trading Ray Lewis for Josh McCown.

Nobody will ever mistake the 1963 Oakland Raiders for their counterparts in 1976 and 1981, but Cotton did only manage to win one game, while losing 11.

Although he managed to pick it up over the next 5 years, appearing in 16 games. 

Buck Buchanan, the number one overall pick that was traded away by Al Davis, went on to 8 Pro Bowl Seasons with the Chiefs joining them in their inaugural 1963 season. I know that many Oakland Raider linemen wished that they didn't have to face him twice a year!

Number 5 on my list!

Are You Smarter Than The Experts?
Correctly predict the first 32 picks of the 2011 NFL Draft and you’ll win $10,000,000!
Enter at
Here We Go

Enjoy Responsibly ©2011 Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Bud Light® Beer, St. Louis, MO. ©2011 NFL Properties LLC. All NFL-related trademarks are trademarks of the National Football League. No Purchase Necessary. Contest open to U.S. residents (except CA) 21+. Contest begins 12AM CDT on 4/1 and ends 5:59:59PM CDT on 4/28. See Official Rules for complete details. Void where prohibited.