posted on Apr, 14 2006 @ 09:15 AM
Vince Young- it will completely depend upon where he goes. In the right system, he could be tremendous. He's got an unorthodox throwing style and has
a lot of wobble on the long ball, but he's got athleticism that you can't teach.
Yes he's operated out of the shotgun. (Steve McNair turned out ok). If he's in a west coast style offense where he can get outside, utilize his
athleticism and pick apart a defense, he's got huge potential. He's definitely not the prototypical drop-back passer.
Now what we won't know until he plays in the NFL: QBs that have that great running ability have to be sharp enough to know when to use it. Sometimes
(Vick for ex) a QB will pull it down and take off before a play has a chance to develop. Now a guy like Peyton Manning, he's going to stay in the
pocket because he really doesn't have a viable option. So he'll attempt and make throws that other QBs won't even have the opportunity to see (and in
some cases, couldn't make if they did see them). Can Young develop the kind of game where he's able to hang in there until a receiver clears? Or
will he over rely on his running ability and take off prematurely when a gang of oversized speed demons are breathing down his neck? We'll see. I
think his potential is huge, but a lot will depend on the system he's in and what he's called upon to do.
Bush is a freak a la Marshall Faulk, although I don't think he's in Faulk's class, at least yet. He's probably going to need to bulk up a bit and
increase his strength to take the pounding he's going to get. He was sharing handoffs at USC with White, so we don't know about his durability. I'm
not seeing him as an every down back, but again, in the right system, he'll be a difference maker.