Johnny Manziel is always making headlines for one reason or another. This time, it’s because he’s spoken up on the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft. During an interview with the Houston Chronicle, Manziel left no doubt where he wants to play at the next level. It’s a place that many have pegged as the perfect fit. That place is of course his home state of Texas and with the Houston Texans.
“I want everybody from the janitor at Reliant Stadium to the front office executive assistant all the way up to Bob McNair to say, ‘This kid is 100 percent, can’t miss. This is who we want being the face of our program. We want the Texas kid staying in Texas and leading the Texans.'”
And if the Texans decide to pass on him and he falls to the Jacksonville Jaguars:
“It would be the worst decision they’ve ever made. I’d be in the same division playing against them twice a year. Sorry, but you just turned that chip on my shoulder from a Frito into a Dorito.”
So there you have it, Manziel isn’t being a bit shy about wanting to go No. 1 and about wanting to stay in his home state.
Is he wrong for making these comments? I don’t think so. He wants to be the first overall pick, which is something that all the top prospects should strive for. It just so happens that a team in his home state holds the first pick. This is a dream-type of scenario for the popular QB and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with stating what you want to happen.
We now know where Manziel stands. But where do the Texans stand? McNair is said to want Manziel, while Bill O’Brien is said to be more sold on Blake Bortles. It’s safe to say that we haven’t heard the last of this debate. In fact, its just beginning. We still have about three months to go until draft day.