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Rumor: Skins enchanted with Russell

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by bbgun, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Yahoo:

    TRADING UP FOR JaMARCUS?

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Where will JaMarcus Russell land? It's still too early to tell, but the trade whispers have started to circulate around the potential No. 1 pick in the draft. A prominent one has the Washington Redskins taking a keen interest.

    According to a source with intimate knowledge of the situation, Redskins owner Dan Snyder has become enamored with the idea of drafting Russell, which has in turn fueled speculation Washington could be targeting Oakland's No. 1 pick in a trade scenario. The trade could involve Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell, the team's first-round pick in 2005, getting dealt to another team, or to the Raiders as part of a package to move up in the draft.

    Russell has impressed the Raiders thus far, both with his skills set and his quiet-but-confident demeanor, which the team got to see over dinner at Ruffino's Italian Restaurant on Tuesday night in Baton Rouge. But coach Lane Kiffin insisted Wednesday Oakland was going to explore trading the No. 1 pick.

    As it stands, Russell is set to take visits for personal workouts with Oakland, Washington, the Detroit Lions and Cleveland. If Washington were to be involved in a trade with the Raiders, a move to the top choice would likely cost the Redskins a healthy package of picks and possibly players. And it's worth noting Washington doesn't have a second-round pick this year to use for ammunition, having already dealt that choice away to the New York Jets (who sent the pick to the Chicago Bears as part of the Thomas Jones deal).
    – Charles Robinson
  2. Bob Sacamano

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    this would make my year
  3. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I don't want them having Russell, but I'd love to see them give up even more draft picks.
  4. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Agreed. It would be even better if a couple of years later Campbell became a consistent probowl caliber QB.... for another team...and Russell turned into the next Tim Couch.
  5. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Too sweet. This is why the NFL Draft is great.

    Ink the deal, quick, before it's too late!

    :laugh2:
  6. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    i still find it funny that he had one great game against nd's horrible D and now is the number one pick.

    the guy was never once mentioned for heisman during the season, not once.

    how could the skins afford a number one pick anyways?
  7. bbgun

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    I don't think they have the bullets to pull it off, and Campbell has hardly been given a fair audition.
  8. carphalen5150

    carphalen5150 New Member

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    According to Todd McShay this was the best QB Pro Day he has ever been to. Whatever that is worth...
  9. PosterChild

    PosterChild New Member

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    This would complete my existance.
  10. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    If you hadn't heard of Russell before the ND game, you're not paying attention. Actually look at something besides ESPN sometime, you might learn something.
  11. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    The only way the Skins could move up from 6 to 1 and get him from Oakland would be to give up future number 1 picks.

    That would also mean they admit wasting two number 1's on Campbell.


    Please do it.
  12. Bob Sacamano

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    or Byron Leftwich, give or take
  13. Bob Sacamano

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    :laugh2: :bow:
  14. SultanOfSix

    SultanOfSix Star Power

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    Apparently, because those are the only ones they ever seem to have.
  15. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure of that. A guy like Sean Taylor or Chris Cooley might draw some serious interest.
  16. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    lol i never said I didnt hear of him. I said he is now considered the number one pick, but during the season he wasnt even talked about. Russell is a lot like Kyle Boller in my eyes.

    I watched Russell struggle to move the ball against tennessee, and then saw the backup come in and have lots of success moving the ball. Im just not that impressed by him or Quinn. Neither is worth the first pick imo
  17. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Fair point.
  18. Om

    Om New Member

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    http://blog.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/
  19. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, he said he has been for like 10 years running and I know for a fact that Payton Manning and Carson Palmer were both close to flawless when they came out. I know that Russell missed a couple of throws and he timed at something like 4.8. That's not all that great IMO. I don't mean to say that he isn't talented but I watched him at LSU. He was far from perfect IMO. I guess we will see. I hope the Skinz trade there lives away to get him. I really do.
  20. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Maybe you're thinking of another game. Against Tennesse, Russell threw for 247 yards, 3 TDs, had a QB rating of 135 and rushed for 71 yards.

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