Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock scored big time with a handful of players they drafted beyond the second round a year ago. The five players they picked in rounds three through five last week have the potential to give Gruden and Mayock a repeat. On Monday, we ran the first
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."