A year ago, it really didn’t matter who head coach Jon Gruden drafted or in what order, the Raiders’ needs were so many. The primary focus was upon adding impact, foundational players. The approach has changed quite a bit for the upcoming draft. Given how many core players Gruden and Mayock added last offseason and
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."