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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Raiders make contract offer to Quinn

According to ProFootballTalk, the Raiders have made a "lowball" offer to Brady Quinn. If he accepts, he'll be first pick in the draft.

This would be a shock considering everyone has the Raiders selecting either Calvin Johnson or JaMarcus Russell. However, it could also be a smokescreen or misinformation to try and get Johnson or Russell to sign for less.

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Dolphins showing their hand? First day QB

In the last two weeks Cam Cameron and Randy Mueller have attended private workouts for Brady Quinn, Drew Stanton, and Trent Edwards. Also, Mueller recently said the Dolphins are hoping to select a quarterback in the draft.

While this could be a smokescreen, chance are the Dolphins will draft a quarterback on the first day (first three rounds). Quinn is likely the choice if he falls to the Dolphins in the first round. Stanton and Edwards could be options in round two.

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Sunday, March 4, 2007

Notre Dame's pro day - Quinn has good workout has posted Gil Brandt's notes from today's pro day at Notre Dame. According to Brandt, Brady Quinn looked good during passing drills showing good velocity and good anticipation. He didn't run or perform any other drills.

Rhema McKnight, who didn't run at the combine, ran his the 40-yard dash in 4.56 and 4.53.

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Lions listening to trade offers for 2nd pick

The Detroit Free Press is reporting the Lions are listening to trade offers for the 2nd overall pick in the NFL draft. According to Matt Millen, he's talking to teams that are interested in JaMarcus Russell and Brady Quinn.

Trading down and acquiring more draft choices makes a lot of sense for the Lions, a team that has many holes to fill. Also, they don't seem to be interested in any of the top players in the draft except for Joe Thomas.

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Monday, February 12, 2007

Quinn's draft stock falling fast

Brady Quinn was once considered the top pick in the draft and while he still could be a high first rounder, many experts and scouts are moving Quinn down their draft boards.

His fall started when juniors JaMarcus Russell, Adrian Peterson, and Calvin Johnson entered the draft. Then Mel Kiper slid him down to ninth in his latest mock.

Now The Sporting News is quoting scouts who say "He's (Quinn) the biggest fraud in the draft" and "should be a third- or fourth-round pick". They add their final insult by calling him the next Joey Harrington.


Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Kiper thinks Brady Quinn could fall to the Dolphins

Mel Kiper recently reported that "Brady Quinn could slide to the Dolphins with the ninth pick."

His reasoning... if the Lions draft Thomas and Browns select Peterson, the teams drafting fourth though eighth are all likely to pass on Quinn.

While a slide could happen, think Aaron Rodgers in 2005, it's more likely that another team would trade up to grab Quinn before the Dolphins pick. The Texans, with rumors swirling of Carr's departure, would also have a hard time passing on Quinn with the eighth pick.

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

JaMarcus Russell's decision to impact draft

LSU junior quarterback JaMarcus Russell is expected to be a first round selection should he enter the NFL draft. He has yet to give any indication on what his decision will be, but teams, players, and agents are all anxious to learn if the 6'-6" QB with a cannon for an arm will go pro. If he does, it will change the make up of the entire top of the draft.

The number one overall pick will lose some of it's value as Brady Quinn won't be the only elite QB in the draft. Teams won't want to give up as much to move into the first pick.

Brady Quinn will have some competition for the first QB taken. Most scouts still rank Quinn higher then Russell right now. However, that could change after Russell displays his skills for scouts during the combine and workouts. Some say Russell has one of the strongest arms to ever play the game.

Troy Smith might fall to the second round. The Smith bandwagon has been picking up steam and many consider him a first rounder. That could change with both Quinn and Russell expected to go higher then him.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Quinn and Smith accept Senior Bowl invites

Troy Smith and Brady Quinn will both compete in the Senior Bowl on January 27, 2007. The Senior Bowl is an important pre-draft event featuring the nation's best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects. Players are coached by the entire coaching staffs from two NFL teams and practices are attended by over 700 general managers, head coaches, assistant coaches, scouts and other front office personnel. Past Senior Bowls have had a big influence on the draft stock of the top prospects.

For Smith, the weigh in portion of Senior Bowl week could have a huge impact in his draft stock. If his official height is around his listed 6-1, he'll have a good chance of being a first rounder. If he measures up to only 5-11, as rumored, it's doubtful he'll make the first round.

Quinn has less to prove and some may question why he'll even participate in the Senior Bowl. However, NFL personal will appreciate his desire to compete and unless Quinn has a miserable game his draft stock shouldn't be affected.

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Lions control first pick

The Lions lost again on Sunday and they have three very losable games to finish out the season: at Green Bay, vs Chicago, and at Dallas. If they manage to lose all three, they should have the first pick in the 2007 NFL draft. Brady Quinn, Joe Thomas, or a trade down are all possibilities for the Lions with the first pick.

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Sunday, December 3, 2006

Texans 2007 draft debate

The Houston Texans shocked the world last year by passing on Reggie Bush and selecting Mario Williams with the first overall pick. Houston should have a top five pick for the 2007 draft and the debate has already begun on who they should select.

Do they give up on David Carr and take a shot at Brady Quinn? After passing on Bush, do they add a franchise RB like Adrian Peterson? Or upgrade their defense again with Gaines Adams?

Peterson looks to be the obvious choice, however if Kubiak follows his blueprint from his days as the Denver OC, running back will never be a high selection. Instead he'll choose to develop a low-round RB to fit his system. All his 1000 yd backs were drafted in the 4th round or later, except for one. Terrell Davis (6th Rd), Mike Anderson (6th Rd), Oladis Gary (4th Rd), Reuben Droughns (FA), Clinton Portis (2nd Rd). It seems unlikely they will give up on Carr, so defense could the choice.

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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Quinn Loses, Still Number One Pick

Brady Quinn couldn't lead Notre Dame to victory Saturday night against USC, however it won't effect his draft stock. It's hard to imagine Quinn not being selected as the number one overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft. NFL teams value QBs more than any other position and Quinn is a prototypical NFL QB prospect. He has great size at 6'4 - 231, very good arm strength, can make all the throws on the field and his accuracy has continued to improve every year. On top of that he's spent the last two seasons in Charlie Weis' pro-style offense.

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Sunday, November 12, 2006

No More Excuses for Losman, Bills Could Draft QB

The Buffalo News says it's time to stop making excuses for Losman and look for a QB in the draft. Brady Quinn would be the choice if available at the Bills pick, however chance are he'll be gone by then. Brian Brohm or Drew Stanton are also possibilities.

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