Four years in, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden still is searching for the kind of impact player that can serve as the linchpin for his toothless defense. In 2018, Gruden traded down twice in the first round before he settled in at No. 15 and used the draft pick on offensive tackle Kolton Miller. Miller
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."