Johnny Manziel training for NFL Draft in San Diego’s ocean waves (Video)


Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel on the field before the 2014 BCS National Championship game between the Auburn Tigers and the Florida State Seminoles at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Hundreds of NFL players – quarterbacks included – have used San Diego as their training headquarters thanks to the pleasant weather and famed academies.

Former Texas A&M quarterback and likely top five NFL draft pick Johnny Manziel is no different.

The polarizing Manziel made his way to Southern California earlier this week where he’s been working with famed teacher George Whitfield.

Manziel, who’s been quite vocal in recent interviews suggesting he would lead the Cleveland Browns to the Super Bowl, that he’d like to play for the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans passing on him would be a massive mistake, was seen practicing blindfolded and also training in the ocean.

Practicing passing and footwork in the waves not only helps build leg and core strength for Manziel, but also helps him with stability. Small waves or not, the water brings quite a force as it plows towards the beach and forces one to keep their balance.

Nothing unheard of, but still some pretty cool training techniques for Johnny Football.

H/T Houston Chronicle

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