When Jon Gruden traded defensive end Khalil Mack, he realized that the odds of finding a replacement were stacked against him. However, an NFL scout who graded Raiders draftee Clelin Ferrell’s college film thinks Gruden has beaten the odds and found a strong candidate. The scout provided RaidersSnakePit.com with a detailed breakdown and analysis 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."