Breaking Down the Upside Currently Fueling JaMarcus Russell’s Comeback Attempt

June 11, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Shedding weight and a re-dedication to the game aren't the only reasons why former No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell is coming closer and closer to completing his comeback attempt. 
A quarterback stuck in a defensive end's body, with natural arm talent that rivals any in the NFL and a quick, effortless release, Russell possesses the kind of unteachable upside that can keep even the greatest of draft busts alive in the NFL conversation. 
Now over three years removed from his last NFL game, Russell has used that upside—combined with getting back into shape with a variety of specialists at the TEST Academy in California, as documented by Aaron Nagler of Bleacher Report—to help springboard renewed interest in his services at the NFL level. 
The top pick in the 2007 NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders now hopes to have an eventual tryout with the Baltimore Ravens after impressing during a workout for the Chicago Bears last week, per Aaron Wilson of t...

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