Everywhere you turn these days, someone is churning out a mock draft. Who doesn’t like scanning those things and seeing what a so-called expert predicts your favorite team is going to do, especially with its first-round selection? Many of these mock drafts project the Raiders taking Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith or Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine
Steve has covered the Raiders in some capacity since their return to Oakland in 1995. He was the full-time beat writer from 1997-2010. for the Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News and covered more than 400 NFL games, including four Super Bowls. He also is the co-author of a recently released book titled "Al Davis: Behind the Raiders Shield."