Owner Al Davis likes JaMarcus Russell.
Coach Lane Kiffin adores Brady Quinn.
The scouts are in love with Calvin Johnson.
The NFL Draft is Saturday and the Raiders have had preliminary contract talks with each of their three favorite prospects.
Believing he made a mistake by not taking a quarterback last season, I donít expect Davis to let his new coach or scouts have their way.
So disappointed was Davis with the Raiders' quarterback play, he took to blaming Art Shell for not drafting Matt Leinart last year (yeah right, I donít believe that either).
Kiffin is familiar with Quinn and just about every scout believes Johnson will be a star receiver. But it is Davis who has the final say, even if he says it was Shellís call last year.
In Davisí more than four decades with the Raiders, heís only selected a quarterback in the first round twice: Marc Wilson in 1980 and Todd Marinovich in 1991.
But never has the Raiders offense been so bad. And unless Davis is blown away by a trade offer by a team looking to land Johnson, heíll go with Russell. A move in another direction means someone else could be the fall guy in a couple of years.
-- Jason Jones