Cowboys VP Stephen Jones: Johnny Manziel ‘going to be a star in this league’


The NFL Scouting Combine is underway in Indianapolis. One of the most intriguing prospects is Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel and whether he can succeed in the NFL with his smaller than ideal stature and reckless play. Dallas Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones is on the bandwagon and thinks Manziel will be a star in the NFL.

“I think the guy is an amazing competitor,” Jones said on SiriusXM NFL Radio Sunday morning, via the Dallas Morning News. “He’s one of those guys over the years that when you turn on the TV and you saw A&M’s playing, you wanted to sit down and watch this guy. The guy’s got to be one of the greatest college football players I’ve ever watched, in terms of how he can change a football game.

“He’s an amazing competitor. He’s got unbelievable instincts to play his position, which is quarterback. He seems to have eyes in each corner of his head, in terms of being able to see the field. A little bit like our guy, he can scramble. A lot of people think he’s scrambling to run all the time, but he does do a lot of scrambling to throw it. I think that’s unique. This guy will get out of trouble and his eyes are always down field.

“I think he’s going to be a star in this league. I think he’s going to be very successful. I think he’s a great competitor and I think he’s going to have an unbelievable career.”

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