April 27, 2007
An unpredictable draft without a clear-cut No. 1 choice will start with debate, not consensus. It will start with the Oakland Raiders weighing the promise of JaMarcus Russell against the production of Brady Quinn. Unless the Raiders obtain a veteran quarterback between now and noon tomorrow, they almost certainly will choose between Russell and Quinn, the 1A and 1B of quarterbacks, with the first pick in the 2007 NFL draft. One has a tremendously strong arm and surprising accuracy. The other demonstrated impressive consistency and leadership over four years, along with the ability to avoid interceptions.