When the Raiders were on the clock, with 10 minutes to decide which player to select at No. 12, head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock had their pick of wide receivers. Most suspected Gruden and Mayock would take either Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy or Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb. Instead, they opted to go with
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."