“He reminds me a little bit of (Joe) Montana. Fluid, and even though he’s off-balance he can get the ball out. He’s a smaller guy but he has big hands for a little guy. He’s fun to watch,” the scout told jsonline.com.
The Texas A&M signal-caller has previously drawn comparisons to Fran Tarkenton and Russell Wilson, mostly do to his running ability (29 career rushing touchdowns) and smaller stature (6-foot-1).
While Manziel seems to be building a solid reputation among scouts — at least compared to last year — it might not equate to a first-round draft selection.
“… There will probably be three (QBs selected) in the first. Depends what people think of Johnny Manziel,” the scout said.
It also depends on Manziel, a redshirt sophomore, declaring for the draft, a process he’s reportedly still hemming and hawing over. The deadline to do so is Jan. 15.
In any event, it’s just a tad premature to liken Johnny Football to Joe Cool.
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