There wasn’t a more polarizing star in college football than Johnny Manziel. The man known around the nation as Johnny Football decided yesterday to forego his final two seasons in College Station and move on to the NFL. There are not enough thank yous for what Manziel did for the football program at Texas A&M. He went from virtually unknown quarterback out of Kerrville, Texas to one of the biggest stars in sports. Under the leadership of Kevin Sumlin and Texas Tech’s now head coach Kliff Kingsbury, Manziel rose to the top becoming the first freshmen to win the Heisman Memorial Trophy.
The NFL comparisons have been all over the road for Manziel from Michael Vick and Randall Cunningham to Fran Tarkinton. Some have even gone as far as to compare him to Russell Wilson, who took the world by storm the way he has performed for the Seattle Seahawks. They are similar in size and for the most part Manziel will like have to be in a system similar to that. Getting him outside the pocket to find his receivers as Manziel will have difficulty seeing over his offensive linemen when looking to throw the ball downfield. However, what system would fit him best is at least four months down the road. The real question is where does he go? Most feel he will be a first round pick based on the scouts that I have spoken with.