Roundup: Russell among the all-time draft busts

The gong, it seems, is about to be hit, which means JaMarcus Russell’s time as quarterback of the Oakland Raiders will soon come to an end.

And should that happen, as expected, Paul Gutierrez of the Sacramento Bee writes that the 2007 No. 1 overall pick can officially be lumped in with Tim Couch and Rick Mirer — among others — as one of the all-time biggest busts in NFL history:

Even a relieved Ryan Leaf has to feel a tad sorry for the latest addition to the All-Time Quarterback Draft Bust Club.

Especially if all that white noise emanating from just about every media outlet in the country has some truth to it, that JaMarcus Russell, the consensus No. 1 pick of the 2007 draft, is about to be cut by the Raiders. …

And really, you’d have a hard time finding any sympathy for Russell in these parts if Al Davis did the prudent thing and removed him from the Raiders like some malignant tumor.

Other stories from Around the Web on Thursday:

  • Charles Barkley commends Cowboys WR Dez Bryant and says he’s his “new favorite player.”
  • The Rams are set for their rookie minicamp with No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford.
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