The coin toss Friday between the Raiders and 49ers determined more than which team received the No. 9 pick in the first-round of the upcoming NFL draft. It also solidified where they are selecting in the other rounds with their own draft picks. The Raiders have 11 picks in the seven-round draft in April. They
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."