Within the past two offseasons, the Raiders used the No. 4 pick on defensive end Clelin Ferrell, a fifth-rounder on a player that had been projected to be a top-10 pick and a fourth-rounder on a player that performed like a first-round selection. Maurice Hurst Jr. was the fifth-rounder who plummeted during the draft as
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."