Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Attner Says Young Not Worth a Top 5 Pick

SportingNews.com senior writer Paul Attner chimes in on Vince Young and the upcoming NFL draft. When it comes to Young Attner says, “If you have one of the top picks in this draft, you can't make a mistake with any of six or so players. Unless you take Vince Young.”

Attner says that Young may well become a stand-out NFL player. But he is not worth the risk of using a top-five pick, not when you have Mario Williams, Reggie Bush, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, A.J. Hawk, Vernon Davis and two other quarterbacks available.
Attner says that there are too many unknowns about Young -- his motion, his ability to read defenses, his ability to perform consistently out of the pocket -- to make him a high choice.

He also goes on to say that taking him means you would have to alter your offense, which means you would have to alter your offensive personnel. That requires a huge commitment, one that you normally shouldn't be making with an elite selection.

He concludes by saying that if anyone is taking Young before any of the above-named players they are passing up a great talent for someone whose future involves too much quesswork.

Read Attner's article.