The 2007 NFL Draft: Looking Back

February 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Ahh, the NFL Draft. A time for hope: Where a team can rebuild after an embarrassing season and get the best players from college football.  Some will argue, "is the draft a science, or an art form?"  For Al Davis, it's all about the measurables. Let's take a look at the 1st round of the 2007 Draft and see how the prospects have fared.
1. Oakland Raiders- JaMarcus Russell, QB, LSU
Can you believe the Raiders drafted a defensive lineman who can throw the ball 80 yards? There are only two words to describe Russell: Epic Bust. He was benched in favor of Bruce Gradkowski.  His passer rating was about the same as his body fat percentage.  Maybe he can resurrect his career and be a defensive lineman.
Grade: F
2. Detroit Lions- Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech
Really? The Detroit Lions took another WR? Fortunately, they hit on this one. When healthy, Calvin Johnson is one of the most electric receivers in the game.  He has everything you want. Staff...

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