4. Art Powell, WR, Raiders
Art Powell is the first in a quartet of elite former Raider pass catchers. He also seems to be a consensus pick for the position’s Mount Rushmore. Powell’s 4,491 yards ranks fifth in franchise history, with his 50 receiving touchdowns cracking the top four.
The old-school legend played for the team for only four short seasons from 1963-1966. However, he averaged an astounding 1,123 receiving yards per season despite playing in a pre-merger schedule of only 14 games.
During this stretch, he made all four AFL All-Star appearances in his career. He was also named as a member of the All-Time All-AFL Team.
The more you consider his stretch of dominance, the clearer the obvious outcome looks — Art Powell is a clear cut top wide receiver in Raiders history.
3. Cliff Branch, WR, Raiders
Cliff Branch is the obvious choice for No. 3 on this list. The Raiders’ legend was a member of the franchise for all 14 of his NFL seasons. The longevity allowed him to produce 8,685 yards and 67 touchdowns (both third on the all-time team list).
The fourth-round pick established himself as one of the best pass-catchers to ever wear a Raiders’ uniform. He was a three-time Super Bowl champion with the team (1976, 1980, and 1984) and was also a Pro Bowl selection each season from 1974-1977.
Branch was not the most physically gifted or athletic player on this list. However, his commitment to the franchise allowed him to build a permanent rapport with the fanbase. His status at No. 3 is cemented.