Quinn, Irish highlight initial 2007 Big Board

Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn could have been a first-round pick if he'd declared for the 2006 NFL draft. Instead, he's the top player on Mel Kiper's initial 2007 Big Board.

Updated: June 1, 2006, 6:22 PM ET
By Mel Kiper Jr. | Special to ESPN.com
Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn could have been a first-round pick if he'd declared for the 2006 NFL draft.

Instead, Quinn is the top player on my initial 2007 Top 25 Big Board. Notre Dame has the most players on my initial board with four, followed by three from the national champion Texas Longhorns.

Mel Kiper Jr.

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