Johnny Manziel is working to decide what he is going to do with his future and whether or not he wants to forgo his remaining two years of eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft or if he wants to go back to College Station for another year at Texas A&M. As a surprise guest on the Dan Patrick Show, a well listened to radio program, the following exchange took place.
Dan Patrick: If I told you, you weren’t going to be a first round pick, you would do what?
Johnny Manziel: (Sigh) I don’t know what I would do. It would be a decision that I would have to make with my family and see what was best for me. It would probably mean returning to A&M another year, but I would just see what’s in that position; still have big choice ahead either way. And I think you’ve been around guys that have had to make that choice and it weighs on you both ways and the pros and cons and the emotions of wanting to come back to a great school and yet to continue on a career on another level. It is challenging and something that definitely weighs on you.
It stands to reason that Manziel has put his name into the NFL Draft Advisory Board in addition to seeking a number of other opinions on where he would go in the draft. The problem for Manziel is there could be a significant range of opinions on where he would go, so it could make that decision that much more difficult. He has the Chick-Fil-A Bowl against Duke on New Year’s Even still to play and then he has until January 15th to decide if he wants to declare for the draft this year.