We reach the least number in the 90s in our countdown which means our last defensive lineman for a while. Getting the big 90 this year is a rookie.
DT Treyvon Hester
A little over a week before the Raiders selected Hester with one of their four seventh round selections, it was Dan Williams who was wearing number 90. But with waining production and gaining weight problems, the Raiders cut ties with Williams after two seasons in Oakland.
Hester was a 2-time 2nd team All MAC performer at Toledo. The 6-3, 300-pounder fits best as a 3-tech DT which would mean he could play DE in the 3-4. That’s where he has been playing during Raiders OTA’s. Though he doesn’t have prototypical size for that, so they could give him some reps at nose tackle.
The Raiders took a chance that he could excel somewhere on the line or contribute in their system which utilizes multiple fronts, with those who can play various positions because they don’t have to come off the field. First and foremost, he needs to make the team.
Who wore it best: DT Grady Jackson (1997-2001)
At 6-2, 345 pounds, that zero in his number was all the rounder. Jackson was a late round (6th) gem out of Knoxville College and surpassed all expectations to put together a long NFL career. Big Grady clogged the middle of the defensive line for five seasons. He wasn't just immovable, he was mobile enough to put up 19.0 sacks over his final four seasons in Oakland.
He played a total of 15 seasons, going to play for the Saints, Packers, Falcons, Jaguars, and Lions. He retired in 2009 and started 28 games in his final two seasons.