Johnny Manziel Eyes NFL Draft In 2014

Johnny Manziel Eyes NFL Draft In 2014

Heisman Trophy Winner Johnny Manziel Eyes NFL Draft—In 2014

“Johnny Football” will be at quarterback for Texas A&M in the 2013 season.  But when the season ends he will consider applying for the NFL draft in 2014.

Johnny Manziel, received the Heisman Trophy after last season.  It was well deserved, and put doubters at rest when he starred in the Cotton Bowl.  In an interview with ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit, he talked about leaving College Station early.

“You never know how things might play out. If an opportunity comes to go to the NFL, you have to look at that just like you have to look at everything,” he said.

“For me, the NFL is the thing that’s always been, kind of somewhat like the Heisman, it’s been a dream as a kid to be able to have an opportunity to even be talked about being able to play in the NFL,” he said. “For me I’m enjoying my time here for sure and if that comes calling, just like anybody else, the decision will have to be made.”

Manziel was the first freshman to ever win the Heisman.  Although he is a bit undersized, somewhere in the Drew Brees range, he is one of the “new breed” of quarterbacks coming out of college, and dominating in the professional ranks.  He is in the mold of Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, and Colin Kaepernick.  He can beat you with his legs, or his rifle-like arm.  And he improvises, not just to get out of a bad situation, but to make a play, one that is often dramatic.

Manziel is a comfortably confident young man.  He is not arrogant, or impressed with his own statistics and accomplishments.  I look forward to watching him again this year.  After last year’s performance, it wouldn’t surprise me to see him in New York as one of three Heisman Trophy nominees again.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

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