Scouts Inc. NFL draft guru Todd McShay’s most recent column (for you non-ESPN insiders) lists the combine participants with the most at stake. No.1 on that is everybody’s favorite over-hyped quarterback, Brady Quinn.
McShay says that after losing his final two games – blowout losses to LSU and USC in big games – and opting out of the Senior Bowl, NFL teams are taking a second look at Quinn. LSU’s JaMarcus Russell has taken over the top spot on almost everybody’s NFL draft boards. If Quinn decided, as expected, to opt out of some of the combine drills next week, it could make matters worse.
Hmmm Brady Quinn on a big stage, having to perform well to make us all believe the mountain of hype surrounding him. I wonder how he’ll do? Maybe this or this will give you some insight into what to expect.
Let’s face it, Quinn isn’t exactly the guy you want in charge with something on the line. When you need him, the guy is harder to find than Jimmy Hoffa. Seriously, you’d have an easier time locating the missing Watergate tapes than footage of Brady stepping up in the clutch.
On the bright side, he has his own creepy fan site whose patrons are ripe for some serious ridicule. What are the odds these people get together and drink some poisoned Kool-Aid if he falls out of the top 10?