Six years ago, the wide receiver the Raiders coveted was snatched away one spot before the Raiders picked in the first round of the draft. That’s how defensive end Khalil Mack ended up in the lap of the Raiders. Mack, of course, was traded to the Chicago Bears two years ago, but the Raiders still
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."