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Johnny Manziel might want to re-think the nickname "Johnny Football." After all, why limit yourself to one sport when you clearly have skills in another? Those were evident in this Instagram video posted by the Heisman Trophy-winning former Texas A&M Aggies quarterback showing off his dunking ability. Will this show up on a scouting report for the 2014 NFL draft? Better question: Which dunk wowed you most?
Is Blake Bortles draft's top QB?
Teddy Bridgewater underwhelmed at his pro day. Johnny Manziel and "bust" have been heard together a lot lately. And then there's Blake Bortles, the previously anonymous quarterback who excelled at his own personal showcase and might have cemented his spot as the NFL's top quarterback prospect. But prospect and real thing are quite different. What is the NFL future for all three? If you were the Houston Texans' brass, would you go with a QB at No. 1?
Tough choice for Texans at No. 1?
Much like the last time the Houston Texans had the No. 1 overall pick, it seems this year's selection will be a difficult one. Long it has been considered a choice between the top NFL draft talent (Jadeveon Clowney) and a home-state quarterback (Johnny Manziel), but in his latest mock (Insider) Todd McShay has Houston going with another signal caller: UCF's Blake Bortles (Manziel ended up No. 4 to the Cleveland Browns, one after Teddy Bridgewater to the Jacksonville Jaguars). Is this a good pick for the Texans? How will Manziel, a new Nike athlete, fare in the NFL?
Jaworski not high on Manziel
Johnny Manziel might be a candidate for the top pick in the draft, but ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski doesn't think the quarterback is worth nearly that high of a pick. Describing Manziel as a ''project,'' Jaworski said he wouldn't even take the QB in the first three rounds of the draft. Opinions vary on Manziel -- he is clearly an explosive playmaker and he excelled in college, but his lack of size and freewheeling style might not translate well to the NFL, which tends to turn impressive college quarterbacks into washouts. The Texans have the No. 1 pick, however, and are desperate for a replacement for Matt Schaub. Manziel might end up being that guy.