It’s no surprise that the Raiders traded down from No. 10 in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday. The compensation they received from the Arizona Cardinals for moving from No. 10 to No. 15 qualified as nothing short of stupefying. The Raiders received third-round (No. 79 overall) and fifth-round (No. 152) from the
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."