Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel (L) and Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (R) look on during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Odds of Jags drafting Manziel are slim


With the Pro Day workout of Johnny Manziel a not too distant memory, speculation of where he gets drafted is unlikely to reach current levels again until a few days before the draft. By then, the teams interested may not include the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Responding to a mailbag question about how likely the Jags are to draft Manziel, John Oehser, senior writer for jaguars.com, most likely left this fan feeling a little flat.

Yes, I’m sure Bradley loves all the positives about Johnny Football. Bradley loves competitive, confident players who love football, and Manziel is certainly that. I think the chances of the Jaguars drafting Manziel are pretty slim. I keep going back to something Caldwell said about a quarterback in this era needing to be able to throw and win from the pocket. Manziel can do that but he showed a tendency in college to want to do other things first. That may be enough to push the Jaguars in a different direction.

The Jaguars have the 3rd pick in the draft.

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    The main reason for the slim chance will most likely be because Manziel will be on a plane to Houston by the time Jacksonville gets to make their first pick.