Players taken at No. 4 in the draft are expected to be impact players right away, unless they are quarterbacks drafted by teams with a better option in place. Raiders defensive end Clelin Ferrell apparently needed a full season to get squared away before taking flight. On Thursday, Ferrell told reporters at the team’s training
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."