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Sep 21, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Johnny Manziel to Cleveland Browns

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It’s been a rough year for the Cleveland Browns franchise. The Browns went 4-12 and first year coach Rob Chudzinski was fired.

You read that right, folks. First year coach.

Usually in the NFL a coach will get at least three to try to turn things around. Cleveland gave Chudzinski one, which is truly surprising.

The only thing the Browns can do is look forward though, and along with the prospect of a new coach; that means the draft.

My good friend Matt Miller of Bleacher Report put out his latest Mock Draft, and the pick he has for the Browns is certainly forward thinking.

Miller sees the Browns drafting one Johnny “Football” Manziel. Here’s his explanation:

The Texas A&M quarterback and former Heisman Trophy winner is polarizing, but with the controversy comes a ton of potential and production. Manziel may need to change his penchant for running at the next level, but what he won’t have to alter are his instincts and feel for where to attack a defense. That, as much as anything, is what has stood out about Manziel the last two seasons—he’s an attacker.

The Browns need an attitude on offense, and Manziel will give them a ton of swagger alongside top-tier quarterback ability.

I agree with Miller that wherever Manziel ends up, he’s going to bring a swagger and confidence to the team. Considering the Browns just fired their head coach after just one season, perhaps a quarterback with swagger is what they really need?

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It’s quite obvious that Brandon Weeden isn’t the answer at quarterback, and I don’t see Jason Campbell being a long-term solution either.

Why not rejuvenate the organization with a pick like Manziel? At the very least he’ll bring some excitement back to Cleveland football, and right now, those positive vibes would be welcome.

Tags: 2014 NFL Draft 2014 NFL Mock Draft Brandon Weeden Cleveland Browns Jason Campbell Johnny Manziel NFL Draft

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