The Oakland Raiders have the fifth pick in the draft and it’s starting to look like they’ll have the opportunity to draft Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel when they go on the clock this May. But while Manziel remains one of the most interesting prospects in the draft this year, he may not be the top pick he was being projected as when his hype was through the roof.
Raiders beat writer Vic Tafur noted recently that he believes Oakland is unlikely to draft Manziel if he’s available because the team may view him as too similar to Terrelle Pryor.
Terrelle Pryor has a lot of those qualities, and he would make the Raiders coaches pull their hair out last season when he would ignore something they had game-planned for and improvise.
I am not saying Manizel is Pryor, but Raiders people have confirmed to me that comparison has been part of the process in evaluating Manziel.
While Manziel is an interesting pick, we all know how the Raiders think about Pryor and that’s not good news for Manziel. Perhaps maybe it is though as it may save him from going to Oakland which is known as a boneyard for quarterbacks young and old.