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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?


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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?

What is Blake Bortles' NFL future?

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The NFL draft is fast approaching, and according to Mel Kiper's mock draft 4.0, the Houston Texans will go with the man many expected to be the top pick: Jadeveon Clowney. Is he the No. 1 draft prospect in your eyes? Do you prefer one of the QBs? Submit your rankings!

NFL Draft prospects

Anthony Barr

Anthony Barr

LB, UCLA

Odell Beckham

Odell Beckham

WR, LSU

Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles

QB, UCF

Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater

QB, Louisville

Jadeveon Clowney

Jadeveon Clowney

DE, South Carolina

Brandin Cooks

Brandin Cooks

WR, Oregon State

Darqueze Dennard

Darqueze Dennard

CB, Michigan State

Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron

TE, North Carolina

Mike Evans

Mike Evans

WR, Texas A&M

Justin Gilbert

Justin Gilbert

CB, Oklahoma State

Timmy Jernigan

Timmy Jernigan

DT, Florida State

Marqise Lee

Marqise Lee

WR, USC

Taylor Lewan

Taylor Lewan

OT, Michigan

Khalil Mack

Khalil Mack

LB, Buffalo

Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel

QB, Texas A&M

Zack Martin

Zack Martin

OT, Notre Dame

Jake Matthews

Jake Matthews

OT, Texas A&M

C.J. Mosley

C.J. Mosley

LB, Alabama

Greg Robinson

Greg Robinson

OT, Auburn

Sammy Watkins

Sammy Watkins

WR, Clemson

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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?

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  • Which of these quarterbacks will have the best NFL career?

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  • What is Blake Bortles' NFL future?

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  • What is Johnny Manziel's NFL future?

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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.

  • Ron Jaworski says he wouldn't take Johnny Manziel in the first three rounds of the draft. Where would you take him?

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  • What do you make of Johnny Manziel measuring just under six feet tall at the combine?

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