The Raiders are a storied NFL franchise with a rich history, but have failed to live up to past success in recent seasons. Overall, the team boasts a fine number of all-time great NFL stars, but also have their share of one-hit wonders who left fans wanting more.
1. Terrelle Pryor
In the two previous seasons leading up to 2013, Pryor had received little playing time, but that all changed in the 2013 regular season. Pryor played in 11 games where he threw for 1,798 yards and accounted for 11 touchdowns. While Pryor did not light the world on fire, he showed great talent and athleticism. Despite his flashes of high-level play in 2013, Pryor only played one more year at quarterback for the Raiders before becoming a wide receiver in Cleveland.
2. Joe Aska
Former Raiders running back Joe Aska burst onto the scene in fits and starts during the 1996 NFL season. He was an unassuming third-round draft pick out of the University of Central Oklahoma, and only saw the field once in the 1995 season. In '96, he got significantly more playing time, appearing in 15 games. Although he was not the premier running back, Aska produced whenever he got the ball, rushing for 326 yards at an impressive 5.3 yards per carry. Unfortunately, he gained just 10 yards the following year and crashed out of the league.
3. Darren McFadden
Leading up to his career-best NFL campaign, running back Darren McFadden had a number of solid campaigns for the Silver and Black, but his only truly elite season came in 2010. McFadden put up career numbers, rushing for 1,157 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per carry, and scoring seven touchdowns. Sadly, it would be his only 1,000-yard season as a Raider, and he fell off the map before posting one more for Dallas in 2015, his first season after leaving the Raiders.