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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Raiders make contract offer to Quinn

According to ProFootballTalk, the Raiders have made a "lowball" offer to Brady Quinn. If he accepts, he'll be first pick in the draft.

This would be a shock considering everyone has the Raiders selecting either Calvin Johnson or JaMarcus Russell. However, it could also be a smokescreen or misinformation to try and get Johnson or Russell to sign for less.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

LSU Pro Day - Bowe runs a 4.40 40-yard dash

Some early results from today's Pro Day at LSU -

Dwayne Bowe ran a 4.40 and 4.49 40-yard dash. His stock has been on the rise and this will only help.

Receiver Craig Davis put up times of 4.41 and 4.44 in the 40.

Jamarcus Russell ran the 40 in 4.83. He also performed position drills and threw to Bowe and Davis.

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Lions listening to trade offers for 2nd pick

The Detroit Free Press is reporting the Lions are listening to trade offers for the 2nd overall pick in the NFL draft. According to Matt Millen, he's talking to teams that are interested in JaMarcus Russell and Brady Quinn.

Trading down and acquiring more draft choices makes a lot of sense for the Lions, a team that has many holes to fill. Also, they don't seem to be interested in any of the top players in the draft except for Joe Thomas.

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Combine losers - offense

We've had a lot of coverage on the combine winners so far - Calvin Johnson, Joe Thomas, Adrian Peterson, Drew Stanton, Brian Leonard, Greg Olsen, to name a few. But who are the players that aren't performing?

Gary Russell couldn't have had a worse combine. He showed up out of shape and turned in one of the worst 40-times for a RB in recent memory - 4.84. He also managed just 9 reps on the 225 bench!

Zach Miller looked more like an offensive lineman running his 40-yard dash at a slow 4.84. Then he displayed the hands of a lineman, dropping numerous passes during the drills. To make matters worse, Greg Olsen wowed everyone with a 4.5 40-time.

Johnnie Lee Higgins spent two days telling everyone he would run a sub 4.2 40-time and break all the combine records. He then went out and ran a 4.48. While not a bad time, it certainly didn't live up to the hype and was no where near the top receivers at the combine.

Dwayne Jarrett, Brady Quinn, JaMarcus Russell, Tony Hunt and all the other players who choose to watch the drills instead of participate. NFL personal want players who are willing to put it all on the line.

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Friday, February 23, 2007

Russell will sit, Peterson and Lynch will perform

The bad news, JaMarcus Russell announced he won't perform any drills this weekend at the combine.

The good news, Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch will perform all combine drills including the 40-yard dash. Both players said they expect to run in the 4.3-4.4 range.

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Saturday, January 6, 2007

JaMarcus Russell signs with agent, will go pro

According, LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell has signed with agent Eric Metz and will enter the 2007 draft.

Russell could be a top ten pick in April's draft and is a possibility for the Raiders at number one.

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Thursday, January 4, 2007

Russell downs Irish, next stop NFL?

LSU junior quarterback JaMarcus Russell dominated Notre Dame's defense in LSU's Sugar Bowl win. Russell threw for 331 yards and 3 total TDs, outperforming Brady Quinn. Was this Russell's last college game?

He has yet to make his intentions public, but it will be hard for him to return to LSU. Russell's stock continues to rise and he could be a high first round pick if he enters the draft.

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

JaMarcus Russell's decision to impact draft

LSU junior quarterback JaMarcus Russell is expected to be a first round selection should he enter the NFL draft. He has yet to give any indication on what his decision will be, but teams, players, and agents are all anxious to learn if the 6'-6" QB with a cannon for an arm will go pro. If he does, it will change the make up of the entire top of the draft.

The number one overall pick will lose some of it's value as Brady Quinn won't be the only elite QB in the draft. Teams won't want to give up as much to move into the first pick.

Brady Quinn will have some competition for the first QB taken. Most scouts still rank Quinn higher then Russell right now. However, that could change after Russell displays his skills for scouts during the combine and workouts. Some say Russell has one of the strongest arms to ever play the game.

Troy Smith might fall to the second round. The Smith bandwagon has been picking up steam and many consider him a first rounder. That could change with both Quinn and Russell expected to go higher then him.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Russell's final game in Tiger Stadium?

If LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell decides to enter the NFL draft, the Tigers' home finale against Ole Miss will be it. Russell isn't dropping any hints as to his decision. "Right now, that's nowhere in my head," Russell said. "My main thing is finishing out this season and putting my teammates first." FF's Robert Davis thinks he'll go pro and has him rated as the #4 QB, however he could be the second QB selected after Quinn depending on who declares and post-season performances.

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