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4/18/2007

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Draft Talk: Russell Will Not Be #1 Overall Pick

While the consensus think that JaMarcus Russell will be the #1 Overall pick in this year's draft I don't believe this at all. Here's why: The Raiders need immediate talent on offense and Russell would need a year or two on the bench. He has a big arm, who cares, so what. Russell, in my opinion has "bust" written all over him. LSU simply has not put out very solid players in a long time, let alone at QB.

In addition, its a known fact that Al Davis still likes Andrew Walter, a 3rd round pick a few years ago, but, there is noise in Detroit which could make QB Josh McCown available via trade or from release from the Lions. Davis will take McCown. There's also a possibility that Daunte Culpepper could reunite with Moss in Oakland, his release from the Dolphins is imminent. Even though Culpepper would be a risky acquisition, it could pay off.

My take: The Raiders are going to draft WR Calvin Johnson - Georgia Tech. He's the best player in this draft and a sure shot impact starter. This also protects them in the future should the team decide to cut ties with Moss next year.

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