As the 2014 NFL Draft rapidly approaches, it’s becoming crunch time for the Houston Texans to make the decision as to whom they want to take with that number one overall pick. They have a lot of options this year, and one of them would be taking former Heisman winner Johnny Manziel to build the franchise around, among others.
However, as long-time NFL Films producer Greg Cosell pointed out, Manziel might not be what new Texans head coach Bill O’Brien is looking for in a signal caller.
“I could be dead wrong, but I don’t think (Bill O’Brien) would see Johnny Manziel as his kind of quarterback. That would be my sense,” Cosell said. “It doesn’t make him right or wrong, it’s just his worldview. Every offensive coach has a worldview of what he wants his quarterback to look like. I don’t think Johnny Manziel would be his guy.”
O’Brien has built his name in the football ranks by being a bit of a QB guru. He worked with Tom Brady while with the New England Patriots, and then he made a serviceable QB out of Matt McGloin in his first season at Penn State. He made McGloin so serviceable that he ended up making an NFL roster this past season with the Raiders.
But, O’Brien looks for more of a true pocket passer, which Manziel is not at this point. Should the Texans acquire a quarterback this May to start things off, many believe that he would be more inclined to take either Blake Bortles or Teddy Bridgewater; not Manziel.