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Russell already wowing Oakland teammates

Although he still has to win the starting job, Raiders rookie QB JaMarcus Russell is already winning over his new teammates, writes John Clayton.

Originally Published: May 7, 2007
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- As he stepped onto the Raiders' practice field Friday, JaMarcus Russell could take comfort in one small thing. No one asked him for his birth certificate. Finally, the biggest quarterback on every campus he has been around was surrounded by comparable bodies.

Russell is 6-foot-6, 254 pounds. From grade school through college, he towered over his competition. Bigger is always better growing up. Bigger means being unstoppable. He set the Alabama high school ...

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