Brown, Revis on the rise in the first round

Last year, the Raiders passed on selecting a QB in the NFL draft's first round. They should learn from that mistake and select LSU QB JaMarcus Russell  and not Georgia Tech WR Calvin Johnson  with the first pick overall in the draft Saturday, Mel Kiper writes.

Originally Published: April 24, 2007
By Mel Kiper Jr. |
In the days leading up to the NFL draft Saturday and Sunday, there are last-minute moves that can change the complexion of the first round. Last year it was defensive end Mario Williams going to Houston after it seemed running back Reggie Bush was a lock to be the No. 1 pick. This year, the rumors start at the top with the Oakland Raiders and what they might do with the top pick.

Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst