The Visitors: Number Seven

Fleet quarterback Vince Young was a publicized visitor, but represents the biggest risk of all...

 

DRAFT TARGET DATA SHEET
(7 OF 32)
NAME Vince Young
POSITION Quarterback
COLLEGE Texas
HEIGHT 6' 5"
WEIGHT 233
SCOUT.COM
POSITION RANK
#2 @ Quarterback
#9 Overall
SCOUT.COM
RATING
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BROWNS
INTERACTION
Visited Berea (4/21)
OTHER TEAMS
INTERESTED
Arizona Cardinals (visited)
Baltimore Ravens (worked out)
Houston Texans (worked out, 4/7)
Miami Dolphins (worked out, 4/10)
Minnesota Vikings (visited, 4/17)
New York Jets (visited, 4/20)
Tennessee Titans (visited, 4/11)

Browns GM Phil Savage has been quoted as saying about Vince Young: "I think the question on him, at least in my mind, is the fact he has operated in a shotgun offense with pretty `vanilla' reads, and if those reads weren't there, he could take off and run".

That may be true, but can there be anyone who doesn't doubt that the Browns would have no problem if he dropped to them at #12? As unlikely as that seems, it is at least a remote possibility, which prompted the Browns to bring Young to Berea on a well-publicized trip last week. While the Browns might not have a direct interest in Young, having him drop to them would ignite a great deal of trade talk with interested clubs.

Young is a superb athlete whose skill helped carry the Texas Longhorns past the USC Trojans to become national champions, as well as being a key difference-maker in games such as Texas' win over Ohio State. He can hurt a team through the air, as he is able to release the ball quickly and get it downfield effortlessly. He's perhaps more dangerous on the run, as he navigates into the second-level quickly and runs with power.

There are many open questions about Vince Young, however, as pointed by Savage in the quote above. His decision-making is among them, as Young had a tendency to bail out and run at Texas, and would find himself less able to deal with the rush at the pro level. Skeptics also question Young's throwing motion, which often results in a low release of the ball.

Young remains among the most intriguing of all the prospects. He has the highest potential upside, and a high risk of failure. He's a draft day gamble who could be the next Akili Smith, or the next Super Bowl quarterback.

LEARN MORE ABOUT VINCE YOUNG

WHO ARE THE VISITORS?

Visitor #1: Victor Adeyanju*, DE, Indiana (Data Sheet)
Visitor #2: Brodrick Bunkley, DT, Florida State (Data Sheet)
Visitor #3: Kamerion Wimbley, DE, Florida State (Data Sheet)
Visitor #4: Antoine Bethea*, DB, Howard (Data Sheet)
Visitor #5: Daniel Bullocks, DB, Nebraska (Data Sheet)
Visitor #6: John Busing*, OLB, Miami of Ohio (Data Sheet)
Visitor #7: Vince Young, QB, Texas

* Late Workout

 


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