I'm sure a Mass fan would've said the same for Cruz coming out... But you may be right and I'm being too optimistic since we need a receiver so bad.
Not sayin it cant happen, but Russ wasnt even a #3 at LSU and couldnt beat out Beckum and Landry who were Freshman. He's talented, but never made the transition from QB to WR in college.....plus the flunkin' classes didnt help his cause.
Edit Russ was an option QB comin' to LSU.....he was used as a RB, WR, KR type player. He never made the jump to being a decent WR tho. He can be effective if used correctly, but his hands and route running need work.