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1st Pick, 2007 NFL Draft
Infamous for his lack of hard work, football IQ, and likability, Russell easily goes down as the worst Raiders pick under the reign of Al Davis.
Despite spending the first overall pick on him and handing him a rookie-record $61 million contract, all the Raiders got was a constantly overweight quarterback with a 7-18 record and 65.2 QB rating over his embarrassing three-year career.
Arguably the worst number one pick in NFL Draft history, Russell was released at the start of this season.
It's safe to say letting Russell go was one of Davis's best moves in recent memory.,
Currently out of football and sitting on his couch in Mobile, AL, the organizational poison that is JaMarcus Russel can no longer contaminate the Raiders' locker room.
The Raiders have been searching for a franchise QB since the retirement of Rich Gannon in 2004, and Russell is just the latest and most ostensible mistake they have made.
And now with the failure of Jason Campbell and Bruce Gradkowski's mediocrity, the Raiders will likely have another chance to screw things up in next year's draft.
But maybe for Davis, after Tuiasosopo, Walter, and Russell, the fourth time will be the charm.
For Raider Nation, I certainly hope so.
Matt Rudnitsky is a student at the University of Michigan and a writing intern at Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Mattrud