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Sports April, 24 2013

Watch as ESPN Documents The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of NFL Bust JaMarcus Russell

As teams make final decisions regarding the upcoming NFL draft which takes place tomorrow night, owners, GM’s and coaches are looking for impact players that can ultimately change the direction of a franchise. When the Oakland Raiders were on the clock back in 2007, now deceased head honcho Al Davis thought JaMarcus Russell was just such a talent – coming off a junior season at LSU where the beefy quarterback earned All-SEC honors, Sugar Bowl MVP and won the Manning award. As even a casual NFL fan knows, Russell’s career never took off in Oakland and he would be out of the league in 2010. Recently, ESPN caught up with Russell as he attempts a comeback – shedding light on the difficulties that contributed to his failings as a QB and rare insight into who the then coach of the Raiders, Lane Kiffin, really wanted to select.

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