The fourth pick in the draft might be a tad high for Jon Gruden to take a wide receiver in April, and that probably would cost him a shot at snaring Ole Miss standout A.J. Brown, who figures to be long gone by the time Gruden picks again toward the end of the first round.
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."