In today’s NFL draft, UT quarterback Vince Young was the number three pick, and in some ways isn’t leaving the essence of Texas. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans, a team formerly known as the Houston Oilers (and a childhood favorite of yours truly). For Texas football fans who have a hard time embracing the current Houston team, the Texans, this is a way for UT’s champion QB to keep it in the family.
Of note, to lend cred to Young’s decision not to return to Texas for his last year, USC’s Matt Leinart was a surprising 10th pick (to Arizona) despite winning the 2004 Heisman Trophy. The reason? Probably because he stayed at USC another year, something Young opted not to do at Texas. The No. 1 draft pick was North Carolina’s Mario Williams, signing on to join those aforementioned Houston Texans.