NEW YORK (AP) -JaMarcus Russell, the big-play quarterback from LSU, was the first pick in Saturday's NFL draft as the Oakland Raiders pulled no surprises.
The 6-foot-6 junior comes off an impressive season and a superb Sugar Bowl that helped catapult him to the top spot. And with the Raiders coming off a 2-14 year in which they had the league's worst offense, he easily could be the starter on opening day.
Oakland will count on Russell to invigorate the Raiders, who scored only 168 points last season.

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