5 Potential Landing Spots For Johnny Manziel In The 2014 NFL Draft
5 Potential Spots For Johnny Manziel
Every year, as the NFL draft approaches closer and closer, the focus shifts to the players we will see getting their names called, and we see a draft prospect that isn't like the others. Whether it's the unreal ability of Cam Newton, or the media attention of Tim Tebow, for whatever reason, there is always that one player that sticks out from the rest, and this year is no exception.
Former Texas A&M phenom Johnny Manziel is one of the most polarizing prospects to ever enter the NFL Draft.There is certainly good reason for all the questions. One minute, Manziel is showing off his considerable talent, dodging defenders, and leading big drives, then the next, Manziel goes back to the party life that he has become well known for. He’s one of the most exciting players that college football has ever seen, and his potential to thrive at the NFL level is real. However, unfortunately for him, Manziel still has plenty of doubters to prove wrong. There is no doubt that many questions surround Manziel’s entrance into the league, but among the most pressing questions is, what team is going to draft Manziel?
One of the most intriguing prospects to ever enter the pros, there is no telling where Manziel will end up on draft day until we see it ourselves. With that said, there are several logical places Manziel could end up landing. Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, five potential landing spots for Johnny Manziel.
5. Cleveland Browns
With the Cleveland Browns, Manziel would bring excitement to a franchise that has craved it for years. Manziel would provide Cleveland with a potential franchise quarterback to pair with star receiver Josh Gordon, and that's a combination sure to be dangerous to opposing defenses.
Manziel and the Cleveland Browns are a perfect match for each other.
4. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Blaine Gabbert experiment hasn't worked out, and nobody is mistaking Chad Henne as an NFL starter, however, by adding Manziel to the mix, Jacksonville adds a jolt of life to their offense that Gabbert and Henne simply can’t add. In Jacksonville, Manziel could be faced with the perfect opportunity to continue his playmaking ways, and in the process, become the franchise quarterback that the Jaguars have been searching for.
3. Oakland Raiders
It appears that the Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin experiment is coming to a close with the Oakland Raiders, and who better to lead them into a new, exciting era than Manziel? Armed with the young playmaker, Oakland could have the potential to start surprising a lot of people very quickly.
2. Minnesota Vikings
Much like Blaine Gabbert in Jacksonville, Christian Ponder simply hasn’t worked out as the starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings. With Manziel, Cordarrelle Patterson and Adrian Peterson, this Minnesota offense would have the potential to be a dominant force in the NFL for years to come.
1. Houston Texans
While it’s unlikely that the Houston Texans decide to go with Manziel at No. 1 overall, it’s still fun to think about that offense with Manziel added to the fold. DeAndre Hopkins and Manziel would be a very fun, exciting tandem to watch every week.
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