2014 NFL Mock Draft: Gil Brandt to have Johnny Manziel as No. 1 pick

Dec 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) celebrates defeating the Duke Blue Devils during the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Texas A&M won 52-48. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports

With 28 of the 32 NFL teams preparing for the offseason and beginning to look ahead at the 2014 NFL Draft, we will begin to see more and more mock drafts surfacing as everyone attempts to give their predictions on how everything could play out in May.

One of the most well-respected draft analysts in the country, Gil Brandt, has yet to release his first mock draft of the season, but he is preparing to do so and has already determined who the top pick will be.

For Brandt, it is none other than Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel that he will have the Houston Texans selecting.

Alex Marvez of FOX Sports passed along the news from Brandt’s radio appearance:

The Texans are expected to favor a better passer like UCF’s Blake Bortles, but Manziel’s versability and play making ability may be enough to give him the nod. We will have to wait and see.

Do you agree with Brandt’s decision to place Manziel as his No. 1 pick? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts and be sure to check out our own mock draft right here on FanSided.com.

Topics: 2014 NFL Draft, Johnny Manziel, NFL Draft

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  • Back-N-Black

    the statement “The Texans are expected to favor a better passer like UCF’s Blake Bortles” kinda ruins your credibility as a journalist.

    • n0ble

      Manziel doesn’t have the strongest arm, his D reads are slow, and his progression is slow. Not saying he can’t get there, but those have been some of the knocks on him for 2 years now. This is all beyond his size and off field drinking issues.

  • Matt Broderson

    Odd…Brandt just looking for press. Manziel won’t go top ten.

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