NFL Draft 2014: Scout thinks Johnny Manziel is more gifted than Drew Brees


Dec 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) runs the ball past Duke Blue Devils defense during the third quarter in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) runs the ball past Duke Blue Devils defense during the third quarter in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

The Johnny Football Kool-Aid is being passed around the cult circle and it’s unclear what exactly it has made it’s way around more than a few times now. It appears some are having second and third helpings, so much so that Manziel has gone from a borderline first-round pick to a definite top 5 pick to now better than Drew Brees in the punch-drunk eyes of one NFL Scout.

According to Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reporter Bob McGinn, scouts are high on Manziel now that his hype is peaking and one scout believes Johnny Football has more natural talent than New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl, Super Bowl winning, future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees.

So, by default, Johnny Manziel went from being a guy people would be reaching for in the first-round to the greatest thing that will ever happen to professional football in America.

This is why the draft is so wonky at times, as the stock of players fluctuates as a violent rate. There’s no saying how well Manziel will play in the NFL but he does have natural gifts that are undeniable. The only question is, will that translate to the NFL like it did for Drew Brees or like it did for Tim Tebow?

Tags: Drew Brees Johnny Manziel New Orleans Saints NFL Draft

  • octavia a henry

    He may have more natural talent then Drew but he have to get where Drew is Drew is a proven hall of famer.

  • David Dukes

    He reminds me of Drew Brees in the way he moves in the pocket….but saying he is more talented than a HOFer at this point is kinda silly.

  • qb

    He has abilities that are almost impossible to quantify because of his uniqueness. We simple haven’t seen anyone like him, and that is what makes him so hard to predict. He has been compared to virtually every small nfl quarterback, along with every running quarterback, along with every quarterback who didn’t pan out.
    There may someday be someone we compare to him , but the fact of the matter is, there is no one to compare him to.Will he be a success in the NFL ? Who knows? But whether he is or isn’t, it won’t be because he was too much like anybody.