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What do Johnny Manziel and Joe Montana have in common? More than you might think, says one NFL scout.

NFL scout compares Johnny Manziel to Joe Montana

What do Johnny Manziel and Joe Montana have in common? More than you might think, says one NFL scout.

“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.

(Photo credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America)

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