JaMarcus Russell: NFL Teams Should Stay Away from Bust

April 6, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

JaMarcus Russell may have lost some weight, but giving him another chance on an NFL roster is a waste of time.
Russell recently told Bleacher Report he has cut down his weight from 315 pounds to 288 pounds. In effect, some NFL teams are reportedly interested in 2007's No. 1 overall pick.
One NFC scout reportedly told Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com: "I've been following his comeback story pretty closely. I think a lot of teams are. Good chance he gets a second shot."
Russell quickly developed a reputation in the NFL as a lazy locker room distraction. And his lack of effort throughout the years has in part made him one of the biggest busts in NFL history.
But I say "in part" because it's not just Russell's lazy personality that turned him from LSU star to NFL disgrace. It has to do with his skill level, too.
The fact of the matter is, Russell completed 52 percent of his passes when he was in the league from 2007 to 2009. He also averaged 6.0 yards per pass attempt...

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