Raiders first-year head coach Jon Gruden coveted Notre Dame left offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey and was prepared to use the No. 10 pick on him. When the 49ers beat the Raiders to the punch, the Raiders traded down to No, 15 and snared the second-best option, UCLA’s Kolton Miller. The Raiders bypassed the likes of
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."