Johnny Manziel went out on the College Station practice field on Thursday and he put on an absolute show in one of the wildest pro day scenes that we have ever seen. In shoulder pads and a helmet, only two of his passes hit the ground, and he finished off the workout with a 65-yard bomb to Mike Evans, turning the heads of a lot of scouts.
And that includes NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks, who vaulted Manziel over Teddy Bridgewater in his latest NFL Draft QB rankings.
Of course, as is the case every year, people tend to overreact mightily to Pro Day performances, and the glitz and glamour that was added to Manziel’s only magnifies this point.
Still, that didn’t stop Brooks from offering up his take on why he chose to make the move of putting Manziel on the top slot.
The most electrifying player at the position is creating quite a buzz in the scouting community following his spectacular pro day performance. Manziel silenced doubts about his arm strength, mechanics and footwork. While his workout should be kept in perspective, the fact that he has continued to make improvements to his game after showing tremendous growth in the fall will help scouts envision his skills as a franchise player at the next level.
Now of course, we’re still a long way away from the NFL Draft, that has been moved to the month of May, but for now, Manziel is the signal caller that Brooks is tabbing as the best of the bunch.