Josh Jacobs was considered the best running back prospect by most draft experts when the Raiders selected him in the first round in April. His durability is what was in question. No more. In three seasons at the University of Alabama, Jacobs rushed 251 times and caught 48 passes in 40 games. In other words,
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."