The Raiders used the third of their three second-day draft selections on LSU defensive end Arden Key in a move that bolsters their pass rush and offsets the loss of Denico Autry via free agency. Key is considered a boom-and-bust-type player, meaning there is the potential for the Raiders to end up with a steal
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."