Raiders head coach Jon Gruden bypassed a handful of top prospects before he finally decided to take a player in the first round of this year’s draft. He wanted Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey but ended up with UCLA’s Kolton Miller six picks after the 49ers beat Gruden to McGlinchey. There are those unsold
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."