Raiders’ history with No. 13 overall pick in NFL draft

The Las Vegas Raiders own a grand total of eight picks in the 2024 NFL draft, with the first of them coming at No. 13 overall in the first round.

Of course, there has been no shortage of speculation about the Raiders possibly trading up to try and land their franchise quarterback, and trading back remains a possibility, also.

However, as of right now, Las Vegas is slated to pick in that specific spot for just the second time in franchise history, and it will be the first time the Raiders make a selection at No. 13 overall in NFL draft history.

You’d have to go all the way back to 1961, when the then-Oakland Raiders selected halfback George Fleming in the second round of the AFL draft. He was also selected by the Chicago Bears in the sixth round of the 1961 NFL draft.

Fleming appeared in 14 contests (three starts) for the Raiders in his first and only season. He tallied 31 carries for 112 yards and one score while adding 10 receptions for 49 yards.

The Washington product contributed in the return game, with three punt returns for eight yards per and 29 kick returns for 20.3 yards per.

Fleming tried his hand at kicking, as well, although he didn’t have much success. He made just 11 of the 28 field goals he attempted (39.3%), but did nail 24-of-25 extra points.

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