2014 NFL Draft: Quarterback Prospects You Should Know

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Johnny Manziel – 6’1 – 200lbs – Texas A&M

Ah, the infamous Johnny Manziel. What is there to say that hasn’t already been said? I’m not one of the people who think his off the field antics are anything to worry about. And please, let’s call them antics and not issues. I was Johnny’s age a mere seven years ago and I had my fair share of antics. I’d hate to think that they define who I am today. If the plight of Tim Tebow (and the indifference of Aaron Hernandez) has showed us anything, it’s that the NFL really doesn’t care about your off the field proclivities. You could be a saint or a sinner, but as long as you can ball, you can ball in the NFL.

Last year, as everyone knows, Manziel took the SEC by storm. Shattering Cam Newton’s all purpose yards in the single season record whilst playing two less games than Newton. He completed 68 percent of his passes for 3,706 yards with 26 touchdowns to 9 interceptions. He also ran for 1,410 yards with 21 touchdowns. Many of his runs came from his Ben Roethlisberger-esque ability to avoid the pass rush and scramble for yardage. Many were not designed runs.

As long as Johnny can keep his nose clean the rest of the season, he may be hoisting the Heisman Trophy yet again, but only if he can put up numbers comparable to last year. I don’t think any team should be afraid of drafting Johnny Manziel. The question is, where do you draft Johnny Manziel?

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Tags: A.j. Mccarron Johnny Manziel Stephen Morris Teddy Bridgewater

  • Jason Collins

    Please, Geno didn’t look that impressive in college. Mentioning Bridgewater and Smith in the same sentence is a travesty. Watch 15 minutes of Bridgewater film and you see a guy who could be drafted #1. The only ppl who thought Geno was any good, worked for arrowhead addict

    • Jeff Grasser Jr

      Geno had over 70% completion for 4,205 yards, 8.1 yards per completion, 42 touchdowns to only 6 interceptions. Plus he had more touchdowns than incompletions in a few early games. That’s impressive. It just is. We’ve only seen Bridgewater play once this year and he’s playing against all unranked teams all year. Just give it time is all I’m saying.

      • Jason Collins

        Those numbers are put up by 5 players every year. If i recall Bridgewater played 13 games last year, it’s not just one game. His footwork, release, decisions and accuracy are amazing. Tebow threw for almost 70% and 3000 yrds. The only one who thought he was a good QB was Rex and McDaniel. College numbers mean absolutely nothing anymore

        • Jeff Grasser Jr

          That’s why I said that he’s only played once THIS year. I’m not standing here saying that Geno is good, I’m saying, don’t jump the gun on Bridgewater just because of his college numbers. We’re arguing the same point.

          • Jason Collins

            I thought your response was defending the idea of drafting Geno. I read 20 blogs on AA that believed the chiefs should draft him #1. It made me cry

          • Jeff Grasser Jr

            Hehe nah, just saying don’t judge a guy based on college numbers alone.

    • jimfromkcj

      Jason, There were a lot of Chief’s fans who thought that Geno was great, and they were probably wrong. A lot of them thought Cassel was great too, and boy, were they wrong. So what makes you think that you are a guru? Did it ever enter your mind that you may be just as wrong as they were? There are still a lot of fans who are still clinging to their belief that the Chiefs are loaded with talent, they have some nice players, but they are not loaded with talent and the professionals that were hired have turned this roster upside down looking for that talent. Until it is proven on the field this is still a 2 and 14 team, with a serious lack of talent at a lot of positions.

  • Jason Collins

    Can we get a blog about how the Chiefs need to court A. Wienfield out of retirement?

  • ArrowFan

    Manzeil is going to implode this year. But it will be good for his ego. He is not an NFL QB yet anyway.

    • Jeff Grasser Jr

      Manziel seems to be thriving so far. At least on the field. Take away the taunting penalty and he destroyed Rice. Granted, it was only Rice but he may be the type of guy who plays better under pressure.

      • Justin R Groth

        I just don’t know, if he cant make mature decisions he cant help the team.

        • Jeff Grasser Jr

          It’ll be a long road for him but I think (and I may be wrong, wouldn’t be the first time) that talent will prevail for him.

          • Justin R Groth

            I hope so because the world has a lot more people in it that waist their talents because of immature decisions.

  • Danny W

    Ted Bridge will be a first rounder. The rest won’t get drafted until well after the third.

    • Jeff Grasser Jr

      You may be right but it wouldn’t surprise me if at least two quarterbacks are taken in the 1st and another in the 2nd. We’ll just have to see how the college season plays out. A lot of people are high on Tajh Boyd and Derek Carr. Just depends on how they all play. If Tajh Boyd keeps up this pace, he may even go before Bridgewater. Plays against tougher competition and I don’t think anyone saw E.J. Manuel being the first pick off the board last year. Surprises happen. That’s why I love the draft.