QB Quinn needs strong showing at combine

Personnel departments and coaching staffs across the league are gearing up for the 2007 scouting combine, which officially kicks off next Wednesday (Feb. 21). I will provide a more detailed breakdown of each position/group early next week. For now, here's an early look at some prospects with the most on the line at this year's combine:

Five seniors with most at stake
1. Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn
Quinn lost his final two games (USC and LSU) as Notre Dame's starting quarterback, and he opted not to participate in the Senior Bowl due to a "minor knee injury". LSU QB JaMarcus Russell has overtaken Quinn on many NFL draft boards in the meantime. Quinn will only make matters worse if he opts out of combine drills next week.