Why JaMarcus Russell Is NOT Comparable To Ryan Leaf

Posted: 22nd December 2009 by David Xaviel is the Real Mr. X in NFL
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It seems to be a popular sentiment amongst fans of the San Diego Chargers that JaMarcus Russell is comparable to their goat to end all goats, Ryan Leaf. Clearly, Charger fans are anxious to move away from the stigma of Leaf, but the reality is, Leaf is their goat from now until the end of time. Leaf is an incomparable joke that resonates throughout time. When the Chargers selected Leaf, they traded a three time Pro Bowler, two first round picks, and a second round pick to move-up one spot in order to select him. That second round pick could have been used to select offensive tackle Flozell Adams or corner back Patrick Surtain, amongst other star-players. Leaf belongs in the same category "draft day blunders " along with Joe Barry Carroll and Sam Bowie of the NBA, not JaMarcus Russell. The ...

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