The 10 most underrated players in Las Vegas Raiders history

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8. Underrated Raiders: Lincoln Kennedy, Offensive Lineman

The No. 9 overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons back in 1993, Lincoln Kennedy made his way over to the Raiders organization in 1996. Up until that point, Kennedy had been a solid NFL offensive linemen, but it was with the Silver and Black where he really started to make his mark in the league.

As a starting offensive tackle for the Raiders, Kennedy would become one of the best in the game for a short period of time, dominating for an up-and-coming team that would eventually make it to the Super Bowl. A Pro Bowler in three straight seasons from 2000 through 2002, Kennedy was twice named an All-Pro, finally rounding into a first round player.

Kennedy was not only a cornerstone of the Raiders offensive line that protected star quarterback Rich Gannon, but he also was one of the more punishing offensive linemen in football. His eight-year run with the team was a big reason why the Raiders became one of the best teams in the AFC, though he is still one of the more underrated offensive linemen to put on the Raiders uniform.