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Culpepper making Raiders regret draft-day decision?

Daunte Culpepper is making a strong impression with the Raiders, but the odds are against his being ready to start by Week 1, writes John Clayton.

Originally Published: August 10, 2007
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

NAPA, Calif. -- Watching Daunte Culpepper drop back, roll right or left and then fire a missile of a pass makes you wonder if the Raiders made the right choice in taking JaMarcus Russell.

From the personnel standpoint, Russell to Oakland was a no-brainer. The league hasn't seen an arm like his since John Elway. Owner Al Davis loves to stretch the field with long passes, but quarterbacks taken first stretch the finances of a franchise. The cost of Russell is more than $30 ...

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