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Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel walks on the field after running the 40 yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NFL scout says Johnny Manziel has a better arm than Russell Wilson

Because we didn’t get to see him throw at the NFL Scouting Combine, there are still a myriad of questions surrounding whether or not Johnny Manziel can effectively–and accurately most importantly–toss the football around. However, for one NFL scout, that doesn’t seem to be much of an issue as not only does he like Manziel’s gun, he believes that it might be better than that of the guy who just won the Super Bowl in his second season, Russell Wilson.

“He’s a better passer than the guy who won the Super Bowl, and he’s got a better arm,” the scout said. “Here comes the pressure, a guy breaks open, and he finds the receiver. Does he have a gun? No. But he doesn’t have a bad arm at all.”

While it might be hard to disagree with what the scout is saying here, it must also be remembered that a good amount of the criticism comes from Manziel’s inability to read defenses accurately.

All you have to do is turn on a tape of him against LSU to see that.


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