There was great hope initially for the Raiders 2018 draft class. If all went well, head coach Jon Gruden had the potential to end up with two starting offensive tackles, a standout defensive tackle, a bonafide pass rusher and a top-tier punter. A lot has changed since Gruden drafted nine players last year. Eight of
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."