clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Which colleges are most represented on the Raiders roster?

New, comments
NFL: Oakland Raiders-Minicamp Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

While this time of the year might be a good time to look forward considering July is a dead period for the NFL and the fun is only ahead of us, we are going to take some time to look back.

Below are all the colleges that the current Oakland Raiders attended many years ago sorted by conferences.

Notably, the SEC and the Pac-12 lead the way with 14 players each on the Raiders. But close behind are the ACC and Big 12 with 13 respectively and then the Big Ten with 10 players.

Among the heavyweight conferences, Oakland has four players from Florida, USC and Florida State and has three players from Arkansas, Kansas State and West Virginia.

Outside the Power 5 conferences, 25 Raiders still remain but no schools have more than two on the Oakland roster.

However, the Raiders have hit with their picks outside the Power 5 including Khalil Mack, Derek Carr, Justin Ellis and Jalen Richard. So being able to have solid scouting at the less known schools can’t be understated and Oakland has done a good job of it in recent memory.

SEC (14 Raiders)

Alabama (1): Amari Cooper

Arkansas (3): Denver Kirkland, Tevin Mitchel, Keon Hatcher

Florida (4): Eddy Pineiro, Johnny Townsend, Reggie Nelson, David Sharpe

LSU (2): Arden Key, Vidal Alexander

Mississippi (1): Fadol Brown

Mississippi State (1): Gabe Jackson

South Carolina (1): Jared Cook

Tennessee (1): James Stone

Pac-12 (14 Raiders)

Arizona (1): Shaquille Richardson

California (2): Marshawn Lynch, Giorgio Tavecchio

Oregon (2): Cameron Hunt, Pharaoh Brown

Stanford (1): Griff Whalen

UCLA (2): Eddie Vanderdoes, Kolton Miller

USC (4): Frostee Rucker, Shareece Wright, Jordan Simmons, Isaac Whitney

Washington (1): Azeem Victor

Washington State (1): Shalom Luani

ACC (13 Raiders)

Boston College (1): Ian Silberman

Clemson (2): Martavis Bryant, Marcus Gilchrist

Florida State (4): EJ Manuel, Tank Carradine, Mario Edwards Jr., Rodney Hudson

Louisville (1): Breno Giacomini

Miami (1): Jon Feliciano

North Carolina (1): Ryan Switzer

Pittsburgh (1): Shakir Soto

Wake Forest (2): Kyle Wilber, Marquel Lee

Big 12 (13 Raiders)

Iowa State (2): Kelechi Osemele, Ahtyba Rubin

Kansas (1): Dexter McDonald

Kansas State (3): Drew Scot, Emmanuel Lemur, Jordy Nelson

Oklahoma State (1): Marcell Ateman

Texas (2): Chris Warren, Derrick Johnson

Texas Tech (1): DeAndre Washington

West Virginia (3): Daryl Worley, Bruce Irvin, Karl Joseph

Big Ten (10 Raiders)

Michigan (2): Leon Hall, Maurice Hurst

Michigan State (2): Connor Cook, Shilique Calhoun

Ohio State (2): Gareon Conley, Marcus Baugh

Penn State (2): Jason Cabinda, Saeed Blacknall

Rutgers (1): Andrew DePaola

Wisconsin (1): Nick Nelson

Non Power-5 Conferences (25 Raiders)

Alabama State (1): Jylan Ware

Beloit (1): Derek Carrier

Boise State (1): Doug Martin

Buffalo (1): Khalil Mack

California (PA), (2): Paul Butler, Erik Harris

Cincinnati (1): Johnny Holton

Connecticut (1): Obi Melifonwu

East Carolina (1): Dwayne Harris

Fresno State (1): Derek Carr

Greenville College (1): Nicholas Morrow

Louisiana Tech (1): Justin Ellis

Marshall (2): Ryan Yurachek, Lee Smith

North Carolina A&T (1): Brandon Parker

Northern Illinois (1): Rashaan Melvin

Sam Houston State (1): PJ Hall

San Jose State (1): Keith Smith

South Carolina State (1): Antonio Hamilton

Southern Mississippi State (1) : Jalen Richard

Southern Utah (1): James Cowser

Toledo (1): Treyvon Hester

Utah State (2): Donald Penn, Dallin Leavitt

West Alabama (1): Seth Roberts