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Old 04-28-2007   #1
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Raiders to take Russell first, according to sources

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft0...ory?id=2852155

It appears the Oakland Raiders have made their choice, and it's JaMarcus Russell. According to two sources, one with the Raiders and one close to Russell, the team called Russell Friday to inform him he would be the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.

The team called Russell on Friday to inform him that he is their player, the sources said. Oakland quietly flew offensive coordinator Greg Knapp to New York on Thursday to meet with Russell and reassure him of his status as the team's preference over Georgia Tech receiver Calvin Johnson and Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn.
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Gosselin says the same:
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcont...t.2ad4086.html

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1. OAKLAND RAIDERS

Selection: JaMarcus Russell, QB, LSU
Needs: Quarterback, blockers, tacklers

Al Davis has never been a fan of dink-and-dunk football. He wants passers and receivers who can stretch the field. No one stretches it like Russell, who can throw the football 85 yards. The Raiders have started six different QBs in the last four seasons. This position needs to be stabilized.
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The San Francisco 49ers, one of the more aggressive teams this offseason in terms of acquisitions, enter this weekend's draft with a league-high eight picks in the first four rounds: one first-round selection, a second, two thirds and four fourths.

On the eve of the draft, the Niners already were poised to maximize the value of one of those fourth-round picks.

According to league sources, San Francisco and division rival Seattle are working toward a trade that would send Seahawks wide receiver Darrell Jackson to the Niners in exchange for one of their fourth-rounders, believed to be the Niners' third selection in the round, No. 124 overall. The New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans, whose new general manager Mike Reinfeldt came over from Seattle, are also believed to be talking with Seattle about Jackson.
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Mike Mayock is saying that there are serious concerns about Peterson's injury based on his conversations this morning.
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Patriots offered the Raiders a 2nd day pick for Randy Moss per Adam Schefter.

The Browns are trying to trade up to #1.
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Mike Mayock is saying that there are serious concerns about Peterson's injury based on his conversations this morning.
Goose said yesterday that the injury should not affect Peterson's draft status. His point was that in today's NFL all you really wanted was a player to make it through the rookie contract. HE also said the Peterson is a special talent. All per the local ESPN affliate, Randy Galloway's show.
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I do not want Leon Hall. Most mock drafts have us taking Hall. I think he is overated. I hope we pick either Okoye, Levi Brown or jamal Anderson. One of those will fall to us. But not Leon Hall.
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Schefter reporting the Raiders are asking for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and a 1st next year for this year's #1.
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I see a tough rookie season looming for Russell if he does end up in Oakland.
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I see a tough rookie season looming for Russell if he does end up in Oakland.
I actually see a tough career. He does nothing for me.
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Trent Green and the Dolphins are close to getting something done - NFL Network.

Briggs trade on hold per Chicago Sun Times.
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Lions will take Calvin Johnson. Browns will take Joe Thomas. Per Schefter.
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I'm good to go. Of course I'm painting and caulking while watching.

Its Russell, followed by Calvin, whom TB will move up to get, followed by Quinn/Peterson..I'm torn.
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ESPN still has us at 10, what's up with the trade?
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ESPN still has us at 10, what's up with the trade?
What trade?
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With the Broncos, perhaps?
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Think he is thinking about the Denver Rumor.
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Im going all out and say that if we stay at 10, we're taking D.Revis....unless AP or Landry fall to us....
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ESPN"S Ed Werder reports that Lane Kiffin had denied the report from Smith that the Raiders have told Russell he will be their pick. Supposedly Raiders are talking to the Browns about a trade so the Browns can get Russell.

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The Ryan Kalil feature with Will Ferrell on NFLN was funny, "I want that Twinkie so bad."
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