In 1985, Raiders owner Al Davis used the first of two 10th-round draft picks on a talented but far-from-polished prospect out of the University of Tennessee named Reggie McKenzie. The time is ripe for McKenzie to take a similar gamble. Given the long-shot nature of sixth- and seventh-round draft picks even making an NFL 53-man
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."