For the second straight year, the Raiders enter the NFL draft with multiple first-round draft picks. Even so, head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock would like to add at least one second-round pick to their draft stockpile at some point. The Raiders are without a second-rounder in the upcoming draft as a
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."