Originally Posted by warren smith
Oakland must just be salivating to know that JaMarcus is now available to be their #1 draft choice and QB for many years to come. Now if Oakland doesn't take Russell then you have to figure that Al Davis is just brain dead. JaMarcus you are going to be great, IMHO. Just don't play the 'Boys.
Have you actually watched JaMarcus Russell play besides the game against ND the other night?
He seems a bit mentally challenged and loses focus during the game quite often. He can't manage the clock worth a darn at the end of close games.
He also throws a strange football. I've seen him throw balls that projected downward, and then projected back up towards the receivers head. He also has a tendency to put lots of air under his deep balls.
Physical skills? Yeah he has them, but he is still VERY raw. Mentally, I think he is one of those that wouldn't get any right on the wonderlic test.
My assessment: Russell is a 265 lb version of Quincy Carter.
The Raiders would be foolish to pass on Brady Quinn for Russell, but they have surprised me many times before. So who knows?