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    Manziel's Pro Day

    I watched the whole thing, he looked very impressive, even after listening to Warner explaining why certain passes could be done better or where the holes are.

    What struck me most was the NFL scout for the NFL Network saying, "Manziel is the one QB in this draft that COULD be an elite QB. The rest will be very good, perhaps stable QBs; but Manziel COULD transcend them all." (paraphrasing here).

    We went with a "safe" QB with Ponder, though we drafted him way too high. I would love to see us roll the dice on a ALL or nothing QB this time. I really like the possibilities!!!
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    P.S. After today, though, I don't expect to see him available at #8. He made the biggest stage he could for himself, throwing in front of a previous U.S. president!! That type of pressure play WILL impress the teams picking before us.
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    Just when the draft was getting a bit boring, Manziel shakes things up again. Texans will have to think about going with him at #1. Letting him slip by to be an elite QB somewhere else may be more than the owner is willing to risk...Yes, I said the owner.

    Here's Mayock's quote about Manziel's pro day:

    Johnny Manziel shines at circus-like pro day workout - NFL.com

    "There's a leap of faith involved from a general manager or team perspective if you want to take this kid in the top 10," Mayock said. "When chaos happens, he's phenomenal. What you have to buy into, if he's a top-10 pick, is that he's going to learn. If you combine his spontaneity with an ability to win from within the pocket, then you've got something unique in today's NFL. If you get that, yeah, he's the No. 1 pick in the draft."

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    I was also impressed. His arm strength is surprising, and his footwork looked smooth dropping back from center and rolling out to either side, as well as faking hand offs and then dropping the ball into his receivers'' hands deep down field. Of course, there was no pressure and no defense, but he was placing balls very accurately 50+ yards downfield and making it look easy.

    His agent and marketing people also did a nice job, pulling something out that hadn't been done before: him throwing with pads on, actually taking snaps from a center, and throwing between the tall blocking dummies he had set up as an OL.

    Plenty deep throws combined with this natural play extending ability would certainly make it hard to pass on JFFM on pick 8...
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    This is the guy I've wanted from the start. He proved again today that the bigger the stage, the better he likes it. He has everything you want in a QB except size and he's proven that size doesn't matter. If he doesn't go # 1 overall we need to try to trade up and get him. He's a once in a generation talent, we need to do whatever it takes to get him.
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    Manziel's Pro Day

    The best players are the ones who have a burning desire to compete. When the lights come on and everyone is watching, their eyes sparkle. Johnny manziel is one of those guys. I want a guy like him leading us, and I'm willing to take a risk on him. Hopefully the staff is too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b_sandhar_29 View Post
    The best players are the ones who have a burning desire to compete. When the lights come on and everyone is watching, their eyes sparkle. Johnny manziel is one of those guys. I want a guy like him leading us, and I'm willing to take a risk on him. Hopefully the staff is too.
    what do you give up to get him?

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    Manziel's workout was very impressive. But what impressed me the most was his interview after the workout. Very confident & cocky, two attributes that a QB in the NFL needs. This guy is worth a gamble. I wasn't a fan of our vikes moving up in this draft but after watching Manziel's pro day I would be all for it. He could be a once in a generation QB. Go get him Vikings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevoncox View Post
    what do you give up to get him?
    I have been on the Johnny Football bandwagon for a long time ... I would easily give up my 1st and a third to move up a few spots ... I don't think we have the proper ammo to move all the way up to No. 1 though. If he is not the top pick though, we maybe could entice someone like Cleveland at No. 4 or the Raiders at No. 5.

    I was starting to love the thought of him slipping to No. 8 ... but I just do not know if that will happen at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midgensa View Post
    I have been on the Johnny Football bandwagon for a long time ... I would easily give up my 1st and a third to move up a few spots ... I don't think we have the proper ammo to move all the way up to No. 1 though. If he is not the top pick though, we maybe could entice someone like Cleveland at No. 4 or the Raiders at No. 5.

    I was starting to love the thought of him slipping to No. 8 ... but I just do not know if that will happen at this point.
    After watching the Duke game... I was sold. However, I am just afraid that my favorite franchise is cursed to select the wrong QB. Wouldn't mind selecting him and drafting Logan Thomas in the 4th.
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