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Vince Young vs. Cam Newton: Similar Style, Different Paths?

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Vince Young vs. Cam Newton: Similar Style, Different Paths?
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Cam Newton was the first overall pick in the 2011 draft, but he is very similar to other notable quarterbacks drafted in the first round. Some have compared him to Michael Vick or Ben Roethlisberger. The quarterback he is most similar to is none other than the 2006 third overall pick, Vince Young.

Vince Young is very mobile, has great size, and won the National Championship and the Heisman Trophy in college. Unfortunately, Young’s career has fallen off a cliff. As soon as the owners and the players agree on a new collective bargaining agreement, Young will be heading to a new team.

Compared side by side, is Newton the better quarterback? Will he end up on a straighter path to glory, or will the pressure of the NFL overwhelm him?

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