If measurables are an accurate gauge, Penn State running back Saquon Barkley’s stock skyrocketed Friday on the strength of an impressive performance at the scouting combine in Indianapolis. That’s horrible news for the Raiders, if Barkley is the player they coveted with the 10th pick of the first round of the upcoming NFL draft. Now,
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."