I'll say it again, the Mannion kid at Oregon State has a great arm, and has gotten miraculous wins when the team stunk up the field for half the game. Here is a write up on the loss to Stanford, but I think the writer might not have considered the fact that the coaches did not want to challenge Stanford with the long ball, and Mannion didn't have a say.
NFL Draft Notes -- Oregon State's Sean Mannion fails to deliver - CBSSports.com
What impressed me the most was in the 3 games I have seen him in, he was on the money in the fourth quarter when the game was on the line. He was GOLD.
Do I want the Vikings to get him NOW...no, probably not. But right now, we are just discussing possibilities, right?
Oh god no, not future NFL bust Manziel. The dude panics, takes off too early, holds the ball out like a loaf of bread, and when he does throw, he just throws it up for grabs and Evans usually wins the jump ball. That backyard clown show isn't going to work vs NFL defenses. If anything we need to draft that Evans kid, he catches anything thrown in his vicinity. I'd rather see us draft AJ McCarron, he looks like a solid pocket passer.
How about Brett Hundley? To me, he sounds like he may be the most NFL-ready QB of the bunch. I think we should consider him, as it sounds like he could be most ready from Day 1 of the 2014 season. Thoughts, anyone?
Bridgewater is the most NFL ready QB this year, after that i think its guys like Aaron Murray and Zach Mettenberger, maybe David Fales. I haven't seen much stuff on Blake Bottles so can't say anything about him.
If the read option is going to be part of their game, they better get a big guy that can take the hits. These running QB's who are slight of build like Vick, RGIII, and Ponder won't be able to stay healthy long enough to last.
Even if Ponder starts playing better, his tendency to bail out on passing plays and run will result in a string of injuries due to his slight build.
The Vikings have AP to run the ball. They need a QB that really can make all the throws, not just the short ones. A QB with accuracy but big enough to take shots and stay healthy.
I feel bad for RGII. The offense he plays in gets him beat like a running back. He's going to have a short career.
Russell Wilson and kaepernick, may be the exception as they rarely take hits.
Manziel will not be a bust. Despite his tendency to run, he continues to look down the field to throw. As I'm typing this, thee was another example of him doing so against Miss St--made a great throw for a first down. Take Manziel with our swiss cheese O-Line, and he can keep plays alive, ala Favre.
Bridgewater may be the best in a QB drill, but put him under center (which he never does in Louisville) with NFL calibur rushers, and he will be a bust.
Manziel, or that UCF kid are the only... yes ONLY... QBs I want on our team from this year's draft.
What about Bryce Petty? His efficiency stats are very good. 21 passing TDs and 1 INT along with 8 rushing TDs are superb . He is 6-3 and 230 lbs.
Johnny Manziel has some upside, but his picks and happy feet in a solid pocket are scary. His 72.5 completion percentage is too good to overlook casually.
Note on that video that a defender shadows Manziel on every play.