Johnny Manziel declares for 2014 NFL draft
David Adeyalo stashed this in football
Go Johnny, Go!
You like him because he broke Cam Newton's record.
But ESPN has Bridgewater and Bortles getting drafted before him:
He is rated as the No. 12 player on Mel Kiper Jr.'s Big Board, and Scouts Inc. ranks him as the 18th-best player in the NFL draft. ESPN college football and NFL draft analyst Todd McShay projected Manziel to go fourth overall in his initial mock draftof the 2014 cycle.
"In all of my years of coaching, Johnny Manziel is the most exciting football player I have ever seen," Sumlin said. "We appreciate everything he has done for Texas A&M and Aggie football and wish him nothing but the best."
As for Manziel's representation, multiple sources told ESPN's Darren Rovell on Tuesday that Manziel has chosen Select Sports Group out of Houston to be his contract agency and LRMR, the firm run by LeBron James' business partner Maverick Carter, to do his marketing, though it is unclear if he has signed with either firm.
The Minnesota Vikings, who could look to draft a quarterback in the early rounds, have the eighth overall pick. Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton, who spent 13 seasons with the Vikings, took to Twitter on Wednesday to express his excitement about Manziel.