Houston Texans Friday Roundup: Johnny Manziel Edition


Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel runs the 40 yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday the football world was all about one man … Johnny Manziel, as he held his pro day in front of nearly 400 people, including former President of the United States George H.W. Bush.

One of the people writing about Manziel was ESPN’s Todd McShay. In an article by ESPN’s Tania Ganguli quoted McShay as saying about Manziel:

"“I have Manziel ranked as the No. 3 quarterback in this class, behind UCF’s Blake Bortles and Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater, and No. 21 prospect overall. The 90 grade I’ve given him qualifies as a late-first-round grade and is a few notches below Bortles (93) and Bridgewater (92) …”"

I would have Manziel as the No. 3 QB in this draft, but the more I watch and read about these QBs, I wonder if any of them will be starting in the NFL once Week 1 arrives.

Manziel did really well in his pro day on Thursday, but his biggest defensive threat was a broom. He did throw the ball very well, but I’d like to see how he, along with Bridgewater and Bortles do against an actual NFL defense, but that will have to wait until the preseason.

Let’s hope the Houston Texans make the correct decision. Who do you want at QB and why?

In other Texans news:

• John McClain of the Houston Chronicle wrote about Manziel following his pro day:

"“No one attending could remember a quarterback throwing with a helmet and pads at his pro day. Manziel connected on 61 of 64 passes, with one bad throw, working with his quarterback coach, San Diego-based George Whitfield Jr.”"

• In another article by McClain on the Ultimate Texans site, he wrote how the Texans were impressed with Manziel. He quoted GM Rick Smith as saying:

"“He had a great day … He made every throw, but we’ve seen him make those throws on film.”"

• In an article titled “Bravo Johnny!” on CSN Houston, James Palmer wrote:

"“Manziel’s final completion was a deep high arching ball to Mike Evans in the endzone. As the ball landed in Evans’ hands as he coasted into the endzone, Manziel yelled, “boom” in celebration of the final play …”"

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