JaMarcus Russell: One and Done, But is He a Draft Bust?

"With the first pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders select JaMarcus Russell, quarterback, Louisiana State."

Ah, the memories, who could forget 2007? 

It was a year to remember in the NFL.  Brett Favre went on to throw another overtime interception for the Green Bay Packers, the New York Giants finally achieved Super Bowl perfection, and poor, old Tom Brady's Patriots went all too close to achieving a perfect season.

It's like flicking through an old photo album isn't it?  Looking back fondly and realizing that two or three years ago you really were in shape, and in fact, those numerous boxes of Oreo cookies probably weren't the smartest of purchases.

Well, perhaps I generalize a bit, but I am 100 percent sure that's how Russell is feeling right now. 

Three years ago, almost to this date, we were all speculating just how Russell would do in an Oakland Raiders uniform.  Trusty, old Mel Kiper Jr. had made the ludicrous statement that Russell was the next John Elway, and finally it seemed Oakland and Al Davis had found a quarterback that could really turn their franchise into a passing machine.

But before we could truly see Russell shine in the NFL, things quickly went south in Oakland, and we found ourselves once again reliving the predictable and all too recognizable signs of a team in turmoil.

Looking back, all of these factors are irrelevant right now. Russell has been released and now joins the long list of unemployed quarterbacks. The Oakland Raiders are placing their faith and future on Jason Campbell's seemingly steady shoulders.

Some may argue with this move, as Oakland has had a tendancy of making irrational decisions in the past, but I think I speak for the majority of people in saying that it is about time the Raiders make a "cut-throat" decision such as this one.

However, before I go all out and offer my total opin...

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