Is Ron Jaworski right about Johnny Manziel?


Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel runs the shuttle dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Did you hear what former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and current ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski said about Johnny Manziel?

In an article on, they quoted “Jaws” as saying on a Philadelphia radio station this week:

"“Manziel may fall,” Jaworski told WPEN-FM in Philadelphia. “I’m not crazy about him, to be honest with you. I’ve only looked at five games. I wouldn’t take him in the first three rounds. That’s my opinion. It’s incomplete right now. But he has not done a whole lot, to me.”"

In just reading the above comments from Jaworski, it is easy to see he’s not the biggest fan of “Johnny Football,” who is projected by some as the No. 1 overall pick and saying he could fall to the third round.

Could that really happen?

I doubt it, but if I were in charge of the Houston Texans, there is no way I would take him with the No. 1 overall pick because they really have no time for a “project” QB.

Sure, whomever they decide to draft at QB, whether it be in the first, second or later rounds, will be a project of some sorts, but your No. 1 overall selection shouldn’t be that huge of a project. Am I wrong?

I’m not saying Manziel isn’t an NFL talent, because he does deserve a shot with an NFL team, but there is no way I would ever take him with my No. 1 overall pick.

Jaworski also said as written in the ESPN article:

"“I see Johnny Manziel as a project, a guy that will go down as one of the great collegiate players of all time. I would pay to see Johnny Manziel play in a college game. He’s a great college player, but his game, just in my opinion, does not project to the NFL.”"

I agree with “Jaws” once again. I don’t believe Manziel is a third-round talent, as he should go in the first round, but as I wrote earlier … Manziel wouldn’t be my pick if I had possession of the No. 1 overall selection.

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