Nov 23, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) prior to kickoff of a game against the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Tampa Bay Buccaneers have watched Johnny Manziel ‘a lot’

When it comes to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and what they’ll do with the seventh overall pick in the draft, many believe that they’ll be taking quarterback and many believe that quarterback will be Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel. But while no one knows where Manziel will be chose or when he’ll be available, the Buccaneers seem to be a lot higher on him that previously reported.

While they’re not fawning over him enough to trade up, head coach Lovie Smith noted that he had been watching Manziel a lot and was very cryptic in his praise.

Per the Tampa Bay Times:

The most intriguing possibility is Manziel. Smith attended his workout at Texas A&M, met with him at the NFL combine and has been quick to praise the Heisman Trophy winner.

“I had time to watch quite a few games, and I had a chance to watch him — a lot. So you add all that up,” Smith said.

That’s not definite enough praise to conclude that Manziel will for sure be the pick if he’s available but it’s also not a dismissal of the quarterback either. There’s a lot that can happen at the top of the draft this year and the Buccaneers drafting Manziel remains an option growing in popularity.

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