Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock had the luxury of standing pat in last year’s draft when it came to selecting a running back. Their patience paid off and resulted in Josh Jacobs wearing a silver-and-black uniform. Gruden and Mayock can afford to take a similar approach in this year’s draft
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."