Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie had no intention of trading the No. 3 pick five years ago until the Miami Dolphins called while the Raiders were on the clock. As it turned out, McKenzie got the player he wanted at No. 3 nine picks later, while adding a second-round pick. It’s unlikely that McKenzie and
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."