Apr 28, 2007

ImHipHop Sports:The Raiders Select JaMarcus Russell

And with the 1st pick of the 2007 nfl draft The Oakland Raiders select JaMarcus Russell of LSU.....

The 6-5, 260-pound Russell declared for the draft after his junior year. He has enormous upside and the strongest arm NFL scouts have seen since Michael Vick was drafted No. 1 overall in 2001.

Russell is not as fast as Vick, but he's bigger and stronger than the Atlanta Falcons' electrifying quarterback and soundly outplayed quarterback Brady Quinn in LSU's 41-14 victory over Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl.

Russell's ability to throw on the run makes him a perfect fit for Oakland, which yielded a league-high 72 sacks last season. Russell passed for 3,129 yards and 28 touchdowns while completing nearly 68 percent of his passes last season.

Russell had a 25-4 record as a starter in his career at LSU, passing for 6,625 yards and 52 touchdowns with 21 interceptions.

Davis passed on quarterbacks Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Leinart and Jay Cutler in the last three NFL drafts and his team has paid for it.

Finding a franchise quarterback was clearly the biggest need for the Raiders, who are 15-49 since losing Super Bowl XXVII after the 2002 season. Oakland had just seven touchdown passes from its quarterbacks last season. That's 24 less than running back LaDainian Tomlinson scored for the San Diego Charger. So the selection of Russell makes perfect sense.

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(L note:This is music to my ears, anybody that knows me knows I'm a huge Raiders fan. I do believe this is the best pick for us. Damn it feels good to be a Raider. )