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With the benefit of hindsight, we look back on what the experts said about LSU's JaMarcus Russell heading into the 2007 NFL Draft. The Oakland Raiders selected Russell with the No. 1 pick only to waive him three years later.

"I can't remember being in such awe of a quarterback in my decade of attending combines and pro days. Russell's passing session was the most impressive of all the pro days I've been to. His footwork for such a big quarterback was surprising. He was nimble in his dropbacks, rolling out and throwing on the run. The ball just explodes out of his hands."

-- ESPN's Todd McShay

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