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Russell never lived up to the hype coming out of LSU in 2007.
Russell impressed scouts and coaches alike at the NFL Combine with his size and arm strength, and in 2007 the Oakland Raiders took the first team All-SEC quarterback with the No. 1 pick.
Instead of getting to camp and learning the offense, Russell held out until Week 1 of the regular season. In his first game against the Jaguars, he went seven of 23 for 83 yards, one touchdown, three picks and a fumble.
Over the next few years the numbers didn't get much better, and Oakland released the overweight quarterback in 2010. He finished his time in Oakland completing 52 percent of his passes for 4,000 yards and had 23 interceptions to only 18 touchdowns. He is currently a free agent.
Russell has since been tagged as one of the biggest busts in NFL history.