Five days before the draft kicks off, it’s easy to create scenarios in which head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock have several seemingly can’t-miss prospects at wide receiver and cornerback available when the Raiders pick at No. 12 and No. 19. Yet, as soon as one team ahead of the Raiders, say,
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."