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Success begins and ends at home for former first overall draft pick JaMarcus Russell

JaMarcus Russell has been daubed with just about every derogatory accusation a football player can have slung at them. NFL draft bust. Lazy. Overweight. Drug addict. There’s worse, I’m sure. While it’s true that his NFL career never lived up to — or even remotely came close to — the expectations of a first overall pick, that doesn’t define the man behind the public image. Russell has had success and, in many ways, continues to taste it now.
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JaMarcus Russell is no Longer the Raiders Worst-Ever Organizational Decision

For years, the Raiders’ decision to draft JaMarcus Russell was widely considered the worst football decision the organization has ever made. Not only was Russell a bust, but the Raiders also passed on an opportunity to draft one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history. Pretty rough, right?
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Raiders Great Reflects on Al Davis, Jamarcus Russell

Drafting a franchise player with the first overall pick assumes a lot of pressure to get it right. Before the 2007 NFL draft, Matt Millen, who was the Detroit Lions general manager, interviewed LSU's quarterback JaMarcus Russell. A plethora of red flags waved in one of the shortest interviews ever...
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Trevor Lawrence – More John Elway than JaMarcus Russell

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Jameis Winston with the number one overall pick in 2015, NFL.com released their power rankings of the previous 20 quarterback to be drafted with the number one pick. The bottom of the pile quite predictably was Raiders 2007 pick Jamarcus Russell. Having passed on Calvin Johnson and Joe Thomas, Russell was released after just 3 seasons.
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