Latest buzz on Manziel's draft stock
March, 24, 2014
By Tom Carpenter | ESPN Insider
On Thursday, we will see Johnny Manziel work out for NFL teams at Texas A&M's pro day. His draft stock has run the gamut from being first overall to falling to the latter part of the first round. ESPN's Merril Hoge said last week that, "I see bust written all over him. Especially if he's drafted in the first round."
What can we expect to take away from Manziel's pro day? Maybe not that much, since he won't be able to assuage the negative concerns some scouts have about his ability to make quick decisions and sound passes against a pressure defense.
"For better or worse," said NFL Network’s Mike Mayock on Friday (via TheMMQB.com), “what he needs to show the NFL, he can’t show in shorts and a T-shirt, and he won’t be able to show ’til training camp. I’m guessing the throws he needs to make from the pocket he’ll make on Thursday. People will want to see his arm strength and his accuracy from the pocket."