Once the league doled out 32 compensatory picks, the draft order became finalized, which means the Raiders now know the exact spots where their seven selections are slotted. The Raiders weren’t among the 15 teams that received one or more compensatory picks in the upcoming draft. The New England Patriots received four compensatory selections, which
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."