The Raiders apparently are hoping lightning strikes twice. Last year, head coach Jon Gruden had his pick of running backs in the draft and hit it big by going with Alabama’s Josh Jacobs. On Thursday, Gruden sat and waited for the first 11 picks to take place and were rewarded with their pick of wide
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."