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…
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 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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