In 2007, the Oakland Raiders forever altered the history of the franchise. With the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Raiders selected LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell. They passed on future Pro Bowlers Joe Thomas, Patrick Willis and, of course, Adrian Peterson. The Raiders needed a quarterback, but they also needed a running back.á As we have seen the past three season, Peterson is a one-of-a-kind NFL talent. By drafting Peterson, the Raiders could have salvaged their franchise for the present time and for years to come.á By drafting Russell, Oakland now has $30 million guaranteed to the quarterback.á With his stats and lack of progression, he is an untradable commodity. If the Raiders decide to give up on Russell, they will either have to draft another quaterback to develop or con ...
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