Given the first of the Raiders’ three first-round draft picks was at No. 4 last year, it seemed a given that they would end up with one stud player. Sure enough, the Raiders ended up with one of the best players from the entire draft, but that pick came long after defensive end Clelin Ferrell
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."