A lot is made of the rush by teams to sign undrafted players as soon as possible once the three-day, seven-round event ends. Teams are in such a rush that they oftentimes strike deals with the agents of players well before the draft ends, which isn’t permitted. Anyway, for every Jalen Richard or Rod Streater
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."