Johnny Manziel's draft stock

If Texas A&M star declares, how high can he climb on draft day?

Updated: December 13, 2013, 10:22 PM ET
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN Insider

ManzielMark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY SportsJohnny Manziel will have work to do during the evaluation process.

While we're still awaiting an official declaration from Johnny Manziel on whether he plans to enter the 2014 NFL draft, he's certainly hinted at which way he's leaning. On Thursday, Manziel told reporters, "In my mind, I think I am [ready]." I think the NFL is ready to welcome him, especially given the number of teams that currently need an upgrade at quarterback.

So given where Manziel is in the decision-making process -- not declared but indicating there's a good chance he'll make the jump -- let's look at current strengths and weaknesses and where he could be selected in the draft in May.


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Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst