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07:05 AM ET 07.16 | Johnny Manziel has a rare set of skills that make him an intriguing prospect, even if there's more to the game than physical talent. At the QB position character and leadership also come in to play. By the nature of the position, the QB is the team leader. Manziel shows leadership skills on the playing field and his teammates respect his ability to make plays. From what I hear and understand there are many who don't respect him as a person. He has a cocky personality and some say that his notoriety has gone to his head. ... He is still just 20 years old and he does things a lot of immature 20 year olds do. Still, if he wants to become a successful NFL quarterback he is going to have to take things more seriously and become a complete leader.

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July 16, 2013  07:16 AM ET

He may be hurting his draft stock, but he's helping draft beer stock. Invest in Anhauser Busch.

July 16, 2013  07:16 AM ET

On the other hand, a certain amount of arrogance is needed for the job.

July 16, 2013  07:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He may be hurting his draft stock, but he's helping draft beer stock. Invest in Anhauser Busch.

If you're having a draft beer, explore the world of microbrews.

Or at least go for a Sam Adams. American made, American owned. You can't say that about Bud or Coors.

July 16, 2013  07:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

On the other hand, a certain amount of arrogance is needed for the job.

He may be a Hall of Famer then.

July 16, 2013  07:45 AM ET

BUST waiting to happen.

July 16, 2013  07:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

On the other hand, a certain amount of arrogance is needed for the job.

Heard someone say yesterday, it's the reason they didn't and may never again give the Heismann trophy to a freshman.

July 16, 2013  07:50 AM ET

Understatement here...He's DESTROYING his draft stock.

July 16, 2013  07:59 AM ET

I can see him now... years down the road... sitting on a park bench in Kerrville Texas... all torn up... holding a cup of pencils and a sign that reads;


"I'm Johnny Football dammit!"

July 16, 2013  08:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I can see him now... years down the road... sitting on a park bench in Kerrville Texas... all torn up... holding a cup of pencils and a sign that reads; "I'm Johnny Football dammit!"

Years down the road, no one will even use pencils. Like cursive, writing itself will become a lost skill. Not that a lot of NFL players ever acquired that skill to begin with.

July 16, 2013  08:09 AM ET

why should character matter? It's the NFL!

July 16, 2013  08:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

On the other hand, a certain amount of arrogance is needed for the job.

There will come a point in time when daddy will get tired of making excuses for him.

July 16, 2013  08:18 AM ET

I think he has more than enough time before he's drafted to undo any damage he's done so far.

July 16, 2013  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Years down the road, no one will even use pencils...

As he will be living in the past, he won't know it.

July 16, 2013  08:31 AM ET

And he is why the NFL doesn't draft underclassmen. He's got a couple of years to figure out he's made a mess of things and go to work.

July 16, 2013  08:44 AM ET

He's not gonna be a successful NFL QB. Mark it.

July 16, 2013  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I think he has more than enough time before he's drafted to undo any damage he's done so far.

Another great season, and some maturing and he's a first round pick!

July 16, 2013  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Another great season, and some maturing and he's a first round pick!

By a desperate, dismal team that will give him 1 decent receiver and a revolving-door offensive line. And a few years later people will say "What a flop he turned out to be."

Parity may be good for the league in the long run, but the draft doesn't do much to make sure that potential stars ever get to shine.

July 16, 2013  09:20 AM ET

Young, Stupid and The Number One Pick, unless he gets injured, the kids a Star in College!

July 16, 2013  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Years down the road, no one will even use pencils. Like cursive, writing itself will become a lost skill. Not that a lot of NFL players ever acquired that skill to begin with.

For me, anyway, cursive writing became a lost skill somewhere around high school. Today my signature looks like I held the pen against the paper and had a seizure.

 
July 16, 2013  09:54 AM ET

Is the writer saying he is Mark Sanchez but with football talent?

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