A player thought to be in the Raiders crosshairs was there for the taking in the second round, with the Raiders on the clock. All they had to do was submit the name of Boston College defensive end Harold Landry. Or Iowa cornerback Joshua Jackson. Or Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk. Instead, the Raiders
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."