JaMarcus Russell Was No Saint in Oakland; Will He Land in New Orleans?

May 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In January 2007, JaMarcus Russell was one Tiger who had the world by the tail.
He entered the Sugar Bowl on a hot streak, having guided LSU to six straight victories as quarterback of the No. 1-ranked offense in the Southeastern Conference. The 6'6", 252-pound Russell was a commanding presence both inside and outside the huddle.
Russell wowed NFL scouts with his rocket arm and surprisingly nimble feet.
He was not easy to hit and even tougher to bring down.
As the 2007 Sugar Bowl approached in New Orleans, rumors swirled that Russell would bypass his senior season and enter the NFL Draft. After he outdueled Brady Quinn and Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl with two 58-yard passes, one for a touchdown, and won MVP honors in a 41-14 victory, those rumors gained speed.
Said NFL draft guru Mike Detillier before the Sugar Bowl: "The amazing thing to me is JaMarcus is held in higher regard by the NFL scouts I've talked to than he is by a lot of LSU fans. Her...

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