There has been a lot of talk about where the most exciting college football player, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, would go in the NFL draft. He plays with little concern for his well being and he lacks the prototypical size, but Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Saints quarterback Drew Brees have shown smaller quarterbacks can be successful as well.
One former NFL Scout, Daniel Jeremiah, compared him to a different quarterback, Dallas Cowboys’ Tony Romo.
“The Cowboys’ signal-caller is bigger, but he and Manziel have similar skill sets and styles of play,”wrote Jeremiah, a former scout for the Ravens, Browns and Eagles who is now an NFL Network analyst. “As passers, neither Manziel nor Romo have elite arm strength, but both can generate enough velocity to make every throw on the passing tree. Also, they can deliver the ball accurately from a variety of platforms and arm angles.
“They both have outstanding pocket awareness and the ability to escape the free rusher. They excel at extending plays and delivering accurate throws while on the move, to both the right and left sides of the field.”