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After passing on QB in '06, Raiders grab Russell

From pass-rushers to pass receivers to teams taking a redo, Len Pasquarelli takes a look at a ridiculously long first round of the NFL draft.

Originally Published: April 28, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Discerning some of the more elemental realties in the first round of the NFL draft was so easy, a guy could do it from the vantage point of his family room.

And so, the unobstructed view from deep in the recliner in front of the big-screen television: Free-falling Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn sorely needed a haircut along with a parachute. When it comes to all of the rhetoric about swapping selections in the early portion of the round, there is always a lot more talking than ...

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