Johnny Manziel says teams will regret not picking him
Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is by far the most scrutinized and polarizing player in this year’s draft class. Now one day away from finding out if he goes in the first round or not, Manziel has some words for teams that need a quarterback and decide to pass on him, saying they will regret it:
“I believe they will, personally,” he said Wednesday at a league-sponsored function in Lower Manhattan. “I know in my heart how good I want to be and how committed I am to this game.”
Manziel is still bothered by the perception that his style of play will not be successful in the NFL, especially because he had the best pro day of all the quarterbacks, and scored highest on the wonderlic.
I see there’s room for me to improve, but to say I’m just a backyard-football quarterback, I don’t think you do what I did in college and do some of those things [with that style],” he told about 40 reporters. “I don’t think that’s extremely fair. I hear it, but for me, I know it’s all about my work ethic and my will to get better. That’s very alive and inside me.”
Manziel is displaying his confidence, which he has never been short on. I personally think Manziel has the “it” factor, and he has the competitive fire that we hear so much about. There’s no reason he won’t be successful if he puts the hard work in.
The NFL draft begins tomorrow night, at which time all the speculation will stop, and questions will finally be answered.