Friday, June 14, 2013
Chat wrap: Manziel has what it takes
By Sam Khan Jr.
GigEmNation writer Sam Khan Jr. chatted with readers on Friday about Texas A&M football and recruiting. Here's the full transcript of the chat. Here's an excerpt:
MARI IL (via mobile): Has Johnny Football got what it takes to start on the NFL level? I mean, he is a Heisman winner but so is Tebow.
Sam Khan Jr.: Ultimately for a quarterback trying to get to the NFL, it comes down to whether you can throw the football. The ability to run is a plus but bottom line, you have to get it to your targets. Johnny Manziel can do that. Anybody who saw some of the throws he made against Alabama last year, I think, saw that. If he continues to work, grow and progress, I think he will show he's NFL-worthy. Mechanically, I think he's further along as a passer than Tim Tebow was at this point.
Jonathan (Austin, Texas): Where do you think Jamal Adams will end up?
Sam Khan Jr.: He has been pretty good about playing things close to the vest so it's hard to guess, but I think he ends up at either Florida, Texas or Texas A&M. I think all three have great shots at him.
Roman (New Mexico): Do you think having several quality DBs already committed plays against the Aggies' shot at landing [Tony] Brown or [Jamal] Adams?
Sam Khan Jr.: Not necessarily. Those are top-flight guys who have gotten to their highly-ranked status because they're fierce competitors. I don't think they would look at the Aggies group of defensive back commits and think to themselves that they should pass, simply because it has the potential to be crowded. Those two are probably thinking they're going to play as freshmen. So, no, I don't think that will hurt the Aggies chances with Tony Brown or Jamal Adams.