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Is Johnny Manziel an elite NFL prospect?

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04:35 PM ET 06.18 | Johnny Manziel, better known as "Johnny Football," might be the best player in college football, but that doesn't make him an elite NFL prospect. In fact, I believe the Heisman Trophy winner currently projects more like a marginal pro, based on his unimpressive physical dimensions and unrefined game as a pocket passer.

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June 18, 2013  04:38 PM ET

Note to writer: And that is why he's still in college.
In other news water is wet.

June 18, 2013  04:40 PM ET

OMG no!!

June 18, 2013  04:41 PM ET

Is he the best player in college football?? Wow.

June 18, 2013  05:12 PM ET

Physically, he appears to be somewhat fragile. Now he did run around most defenders last year; but that strategy hasn't worked real well in the NFL where everyone is bigger, faster, and quicker. Vick can't stay healthy; RGIII couldn't make it a full year. Looks like he would get crunched at the next level.

June 18, 2013  05:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Note to writer: And that is why he's still in college.In other news water is wet.

He also is only in his second year of college, a freshman last year.

June 18, 2013  06:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He also is only in his second year of college, a freshman last year.

Johnny Football tweeted yesterday that this is his last year in college.

I don't see success in the NFL with his game, but he believes he's ready.

June 18, 2013  07:07 PM ET

I think NFL.com summed it up pretty well.

June 18, 2013  07:08 PM ET

Go Johnny Go!!!

June 18, 2013  07:28 PM ET

- Lacks ideal height
- Lacks ideal weight
- Lack ideal arm strength
- Lacks pocket presence (over-reliance on scrambling)
- Red flags on his attitude gauging by his recent Twitter comments

This is elite? Maybe in college football... certainly not in the NFL.

June 18, 2013  07:29 PM ET

Russell Wilson doesn't have a prototypical NFL build either. Some writers can't do homework.

June 18, 2013  07:32 PM ET

Can we spell Tebow?

June 18, 2013  07:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Can we spell Tebow?

Without the durability.

June 18, 2013  07:42 PM ET

If you read Bucky's full story he outlines the most crucial items needed in a good QB and then goes on to talk about how good Johnny is in each of those categories. Basically he is saying that as a second year starter in college football, he needs some work to be in the elite pro status.. and he thinks this is news?
It appears to me to be a headline and story to attract attention to Bucky and it worked.. I read it.

June 18, 2013  08:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

If you read Bucky's full story he outlines the most crucial items needed in a good QB and then goes on to talk about how good Johnny is in each of those categories. Basically he is saying that as a second year starter in college football, he needs some work to be in the elite pro status.. and he thinks this is news? It appears to me to be a headline and story to attract attention to Bucky and it worked.. I read it.

Yeah, but most folks here don't get past the headline.

June 18, 2013  10:25 PM ET

I've been saying that about Manziel since the end of the season. He does not have an athletic body, and simply does not project well to the NFL. He appears to be bound for the CFL. Yes, Canada.

June 18, 2013  10:26 PM ET

Also, the best player in college football plays defense for South Carolina. Jadeveon Clowney. maybe you've heard of him?

June 18, 2013  10:27 PM ET
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Also, the best player in college football plays defense for South Carolina. Jadeveon Clowney. maybe you've heard of him?

He's kind of a big deal.

June 18, 2013  10:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

- Lacks ideal height- Lacks ideal weight- Lack ideal arm strength- Lacks pocket presence (over-reliance on scrambling)- Red flags on his attitude gauging by his recent Twitter commentsThis is elite? Maybe in college football... certainly not in the NFL.

You are exactly right.
But he has a catchy nickname to indicate that he must be the greatest QB ever.

June 18, 2013  10:48 PM ET
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You are exactly right. But he has a catchy nickname to indicate that he must be the greatest QB ever.

No. Tebow is. Just ask his groupies.

 
June 18, 2013  10:50 PM ET

If he is going to prove himself adequate to be a top 5 QB pick in the draft he is going to have to step up.
Manziel is 6'1"/ 200 .

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