So Vince Young only scored a 6 on this Wonderlic Test the first time through…big deal! He re-took the test and got a 16. From what I understand an average score for quarterbacks is around 20. I cannot imagine the stress it would put on a person to know their test is compared to other athletes and could determine what position he goes in a draft. Some people just do not test well. Let’s take me for example.
The day I took my ACT test to get into a college was the same day I had front row tickets to see Joan Jett in concert. We had camped out all night long to see Joan up close and personal (to this day I am not sure why) and I was pumped. I was also freaking out about taking this test because it would determine whether I could get into the college of my choice or not.
I get into the classroom to take the test, picked a good seat and got ready to do well on my test. Once the test started I panicked. I could see everyone breezing through their test and I could not get past the 1st question. I started to sweat, feeling I was getting behind and even if I started right now would not finish in time. Then a stroke of brilliance hit me! On the ones that I have no clue what the answer is I will fill in “C” for my first name and the ones that go further in the alphabet I will fill in “J” for Joan! Eureka! And that is how I took my ACT test. I managed to get a 21 on my test and I was completely satisfied with that score because taking a test with that much pressure nearly drove me to alcoholism. Vince, I feel your pain man. I really do.
I really don’t understand why everyone is so hard on him. All he has done is single-handedly won the National Championship by himself. Biggest game of the year, more pressure than I could ever imagine and he put that team on his shoulders and ran with them into the end zone with 19 seconds left in the game to win it all. Why would anyone even question this guy’s ability to play football and understand NFL style defenses? Not sure if you all remember but Pete Carroll was an NFL coach. His defense is an NFL style defense and Mr.Young ran right through it. When that game was over Vince Young had rushed for 200 yards and passed for 267. He had 3 rushing touchdowns. I found someone who agrees with me on this. His name is Sean Jones, and he is a member of the Oakland Raiders personnel department. He had this to say about Vince Young, “All I need to know about Vince Young is that he came up with one of the greatest performances ever in the Rose Bowl. In the fourth quarter, I saw Pete Carroll throw every kind of blitz at Vince. I saw Vince read the blitz and beat the blitz. I don’t care what his Wonderlic score is. The only score I care about is 41-38.” Amen!
Vince recently had his Pro Day where he worked out in front of scouts and coaches from all over the NFL. Almost every pass was on target. For all the folks saying he is only a shotgun quarterback and cannot take snaps from center, he did that also. And even though Vince was not scheduled to run a 40 yard dash on Pro Day, after watching all his teammates run the 40 he decided he too would run. What more could you ask for? You want him to do something and he does it and he does it well.
For those of you saying Vince has dropped out of the top 10 of NFL draft picks because of his Wonderlic Test scores I say to you, Wonderlic this! Vince Young will go within the first 7 picks of the draft and he will be a great quarterback. The teams that pass him up for other quarterbacks will be chewing on their clipboards as he races past your NFL defenses. Go Vince go!