One of the big stories of Tuesday was the comments made by ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski regarding Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. Jaworski claimed that he wouldn’t select Manziel in the first three rounds of the draft and now he has added to his thoughts.
According to Jaworski, Manziel won’t last more than three games at the next level if he doesn’t change his playing style.
“He’s a random quarterback that likes to get out of the pocket and make plays with his legs,” Jaworski said during an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “In the NFL, he won’t last three games playing that style. He’ll get hurt. He took a lot of vicious hits at A&M in two years, and those hits that have that cumulative effect will knock him out of games in the NFL.”
Much like Michael Vick, Manziel’s lack of size becomes a concern when you look at his style of play.
Manziel is careless and puts himself in unfavorable positions that will leave NFL defenders salivating. At the next level, defenders wait for the moment that they can get a clean shot on a quarterback and Manziel presents too many of those opportunities.
If a team is considering taking Manziel early in the draft, they will need to be confident that they can keep him in the pocket and convince him to take better care of himself.