Easily the most polarizing prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft, Johnny Manziel held his pro day over at Texas A&M on Thursday with very little fanfare…
— George Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) March 27, 2014
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) March 28, 2014
I guess it was kind of a big deal, at least to the media. I’ve already discussed how I feel about pro days given the complete overreaction to how Teddy Bridgewater performed at his workout, and Bill Barnwell over at Grantland made similar post with a lot of great points.
Johnny Manziel did everything he needed to do at his pro day – he was cordial, personable with the media, and made enough good throws to make his workout a non-issue. The most important part of his pro day is still what we don’t see going on behind the scenes.
The Texans and Jaguars will meet privately with Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel this afternoon.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 27, 2014
The Jacksonville Jaguars are doing their due diligence and meeting with all of the top quarterback prospects, which is to be expected. It’s still a toss-up as to who they select if they stay put at number 3 overall, but I have a hard time seeing it be Johnny Manziel. That’s not to say I don’t like Manziel or that David Caldwell and Gus Bradley don’t, but I still believe Teddy Bridgewater is just a better prospect.
I do think Bradley in particular will be a big fan of Manziel in the meeting room and could push for him, but in the end I think they will trust the evaluation process. If Manziel does become a Jaguar, I expect it to be via a trade down or a trade back into the first round as we saw in a recent mock draft.
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