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Notre Dame legend praises Michigan football quarterback

This Michigan football quarterback could very well become a top-10 NFL Draft pick this year.



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Nov. 4, 2006; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback (10) Brady Quinn leads his teammates onto the field before the start of their game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Notre Dame Stadium. Notre Dame won 45-26. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports © copyright (2006) Matt Cashore

Will former Michigan football quarterback JJ McCarthy become the Wolverines’ first QB prospect to be taken in the first round of the NFL Draft since Jim Harbaugh did so in the 1980s? That remains to be seen; however, Notre Dame legend and college football voice Brady Quinn thinks that it’s absolutely on the table.

Michigan football quarterback should be a top-10 NFL Draft pick, says Notre Dame legend

During his two seasons as Michigan’s starting quarterback, JJ McCarthy led the Maize and Blue to a 27-1 overall record and won back-to-back Big Ten titles, a Rose Bowl, and a national title. Now, the ex-Michigan QB is going to try his hand at the NFL’s ranks, and many are pinning him as a first-round NFL Draft pick.

If you ask former Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn, a top college football analyst right now, where JJ McCarthy falls among this year’s NFL Draft class, the answer is simple: he is a top-10 pick.

“To me, (JJ McCarthy) is going to end up being a top-10 pick when it’s all said and done,” Quinn said. “I think teams are going to love his ability to create and his ability to take off and run, too.”

JJ McCarthy gunning for some program history in April

Other NFL mock drafts also have the former Michigan football quarterback going in the first-round, though few agree on what team will take him. Still, it looks like McCarthy could make some program history this spring, and draft day should be a fun one for Wolverines fans.

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CJ has covered college athletics in paid roles for around five years, including numerous sports and beats. His most recent work revolves largely around Penn State and Michigan football and basketball as a member of the credentialed media at both schools. Right now, CJ writes for Blue by Ninety, where he also serves as the site's credentialed football reporter. He also does some credentialed basketball coverage. Previously, CJ has made stops with sites like GBMWolverine, Saturday Blitz, Steeler Nation, and more.