Before the scouting combine, RaidersSnakePit.com wrote about how Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson would be an ideal pick for the Raiders in the first round of this year’s draft. At the combine, Nelson laid out his case for being an early selection. “You have guys that are dominating the NFL right now in Aaron Donald,
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."