The so-called big board used by the Raiders while preparing for the NFL draft crystallized somewhat Monday night after head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock watched the national championship game. It’s no different than what happened a year ago after Alabama and Clemson played in the title game. Mayock and Gruden had
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."