Why No team should look at JaMarcus Russell.


By PFC Raiders Blogger Marcus Shepard

In 2007 JaMarcus Russell was on top of the world, he had beaten Brady Quinn and the Fighting Irish in the Sugar Bowl and became the number one overall choice to the Oakland Raiders. Russell had great NfL potential standing at 6’6 and weighing 260 Russell had the size and mobility to become a franchise QB.

Scouts and GMs raved over his elite Arm strength and size. At the combine Russell threw a ball 61 yards on one knee. This was the exact player then Raiders owner Al Davis wanted, a big arm QB to bring back the vertical passing game. Everyone knew that He would take Russell number one.

Though then coach Lane Kiffin didn’t want to take Russell because of better prospects later, Davis had he last word. Players such as Calvin Johnson, Adrian Peterson, Joe Thomas, Patrick Willis, and Darrelle Revis were taken after russell.

Russell struggled in the NFL and was even arrested on drug charges for possessing Codeine Syrup. Russell hasn’t become the player Davis wanted and was cut on May 6th 2010. Russell was lazy and didn’t try to become a successful QB and when he was released he was tilling the scale at 300lbs. Russell is now working with Test Football trying to make a comeback into the NFL.

Russell is still around 300 lbs and doesn’t look good at all. No team should be looking at Russell as a QB, he just doesn’t have the drive nor the ability to become a NFL QB. Russell is 27 and should be looking at trying to become a lineman in the NFL since someone man are smaller than Russell. Don’t expect any team to look his way or even bother with him.