For all his struggles in the draft, recently fired Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie had a knack for finding an occasional gem among players that went undrafted. The early signs point to replacement Mike Mayock following suit. In the two days since the three-day, seven-round draft ended, Mayock signed a slew of undrafted free agents.
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."