With the top half of the first round completed, the Raiders kicked off the second half with a pick that brought about more criticism than praise, the only such selection to cause such a wide range of emotions. The Raiders selected Alabama offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood, who has the versatility to play either tackle spot
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."