There are only so many hours that Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock can devote to evaluating prospects for the upcoming NFL draft. Fortunately for them, a handful of players are so talented that there’s no need to spend much time analyzing how those prospects might look in a Raiders uniform.
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."