Head coach Jon Gruden is quick to point out that the Raiders have two first-round draft picks and five within the first 91 overall. What he leaves out, of course, is the little matter of the Raiders being without a pick from No. 20 through No. 79. There is a solution, though. The Raiders’ first
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."