Appearing on NFL Network's "NFL AM" on Wednesday morning, Staubach -- who was 2-2 with the Cowboys as the starting quarterback in the Super Bowl -- said "I just think there's something about this kid," and also said Manziel "is a Russell Wilson-type player."
Important to note is that Staubach was asked specifically whether he would take Clowney or Manziel with the No. 1 pick.
"He doesn't have the height, he has a strong arm, he throws with accuracy," Staubach said of Manziel.
Staubach was a 10th-round choice out of Navy by the Cowboys in the 1964 draft. Perhaps not surprisingly, he said "the later rounds are the important rounds" of the draft.
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