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NFL Draft: Roger Staubach would take Johnny Manziel No. 1, ahead of Clowney


The Houston Texans are trying to figure out what to do with their number one overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. If it were up to former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and Hall of Famer Roger Staubach, he’d take Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel instead of someone like South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.

“I think Manziel is a Russell Wilson-type player,” Staubach said Wednesday in an interview with NFL AM on the NFL Network.”He doesn’t have the height, he has a strong arm, he throws with accuracy.”

“I just think there’s something about this kid … the quickness,” added Staubach. “I think Manziel is going to be a valuable player in the NFL.”

Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and current analyst Ron Jaworski had him going a little later, in the third round to be exact. For the Texans Manziel fills a need at the position and would be a marketing opportunity with the Texas A&M connection.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys

  • SmartThinking

    Well. Finally. After all these losing years without him. And after all those winning years and great, great Cowboys’ football moments when he led the team, my favorite quarterback of all time, Roger, the Dodger, Staubach, has called a play I can’t live with.

    Please, man. Don’t draft Manziel. Single-handedly, even without the usual equally boneheaded assistance of big Jones, Johnny and his steroid-infused ego will drive the final nail into the coffin of this once great football franchise.