Who is better? Young, Leinart, or Cutler

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  1. Riverman

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    Can't argue logically with that, but what evidence has there been to suggest that Young has greater bust potential than Leinart or Cutler. It's all speculative- I really don't have any information to base an opinion on other than past performance. Young's Wonderlic score doesn't bother me- there has actually been a good study that suggested these scores do NOT correlate to NFL passing efficiency or success.

    I agree that Cutler thus far appears to have skills that would comprise a better total NFL QB than Leinart and that he would be ready to play earlier than Young. However, I think Young has better play-making potential in the NFL. I believe this will translate to more wins.

    I'd like to see the Titans draft Young if he's there, if not, then Cutler. I'm not a Leinart fan so I'd like to see them trade the pick if Young or Cutler are gone and pick up D-Brick, Hawk, Lendale White and get Omar Jacobs in the 2nd.
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  2. Brian

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    All three guys have talent, and none of them is going to win a Superbowl on his own. IMO "playmaking potential" translates into highlights, not wins necessarily. For me, poise and intelligence translates into consistant winning.
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  3. Riverman

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    Agreed. And again, short of each of these players past record, knowing who will be the best is all speculation. Vince demonstrated sound judgement and exceptional skills at Texas.
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  4. SEC 330 BIPOLAR

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    wow. I like Young too but I wouldn't say that.
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  5. Riverman

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    You're right. I should say "has the MOST franchise potential."
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  6. Vigsted

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    Problem is he also has the most bust potential
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  7. Riverman

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    Everyone keeps saying this on speculation. How so? The only points I've heard based on something factual is 1) his Wonderlic score and 2) his throwing motion.

    I refute the Wonderlic score- I've seen data that indicates it has no predictive value for NFL passing efficiency or success. His college passing stats are actually quite good. Throwing style translating to NFL is speculation and I believe this could be coached if need be.

    I agree with others that he will take 2 years to develop as a "complete" NFL QB (passing/running) but I believe he would make as immediate impact as Cutler or Leinart in regards to winning games.

    I believe alot of the negativity surrounding Young is as much media hype as the positivity surrounding Cutler and Leinart.
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    I don't think Young will be a bust but when you compare his chances against more prototypical NFL passers he does have a slightly higher probability IMO. Heck any of these guys could bust. Leinart could be the next Jason White, so could Cutler and Young could be playing WR in a few years.
    If you agree it will take Young two years to develop then right there you have a serious situation. What if he doesn't develop? The guy is going to get paid mega bucks to ride the pine "developing" for half of his rookie contract.
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  9. Vigsted

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    Add to that he didn't run a pro-style offence, took a whole lot more snaps from the shotgun and the questions about his ability to read defensive schemes.
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  10. Riverman

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    I think Young could be an immediate impact player as QB, because of his ability (and threat) to run as a "check-down" option. I think it will take him 2 years to "master" a pro-style offense and his ability to recognize defenses and audible at the line. I believe he has the most physical talent of the 3 which will allow him to adjust to the speed of the game without difficulty.

    Having said all that, I certainly won't be disappointed if we go with Cutler instead. I just don't feel good about passing on a player with surreal natural (physical) talent like Young.

    I guess it boils down to what type of QB do I want for the Titans. Honestly, I want the one who will contribute the most to more checks in the win column.
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