Could Vince Young go No. 1?

Vince Young's performance against USC in the Rose Bowl may have changed the top of the draft board if Young leaves Texas.

Updated: January 5, 2006, 3:02 PM ET
By Mel Kiper Jr. | Special to ESPN Insider
He won a national championship. He won a Rose Bowl offensive MVP trophy. And he won over the hearts and minds of Texas football fans for decades to come. But did Vince Young win more Wednesday night in Pasadena -- namely, the paycheck that goes with being a top NFL draft choice? ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper reflects on that and other questions in the wake of Young's record-breaking Rose bowl performance against USC.

How much attention do scouts give to a single-game performance, like what Vince Young did in the Rose Bowl?
Last night was huge. I spoke to some NFL people after the game and they were excited. Vince Young was the difference maker. He was Texas' Superman, he was extraordinary. And he did it against a USC team that was trying to do something unprecedented and win three straight national championships. Young was the main reason Texas won that football game. They were down by 12 points and he made all the plays.


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