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Johnny Manziel Zone: Love or hate him, but can't deny him

  • By Andy Fenelon NFL.com
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No prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft has been scrutinized more or longer than Johnny Manziel, the Texas A&M quarterback you either love or hate if you're a general manager, scout or coach of an NFL team, a media analyst, or just a fan. As the days to the draft wind down, we'll keep track of what people are saying about Johnny Football.


Who loves Johnny Football?


» Steve Young: Manziel can be Drew Brees, if he works at it

» Cris Carter: Former Vikings great wants Manziel in purple

» Ike Taylor: Steelers CB: "I like Johnny. He's a rock star"

» Jon Gruden: "I'd love to have him" as a coach; reminds me of Favre

» Troy Aikman: Big fan of QB who can have special NFL career

» Joe Namath: You'd have to be nuts to pass on Manziel

» Johnny Manziel: I agree with Broadway Joe. Dare Texans to pass on me

» Mike Mayock: Manziel better than Kaepernick, Wilson out of college

» Tony Dungy: If you're committed to winning, commit to Johnny

» Roger Staubach: "There's something about this kid"

» Hulk Hogan: The next great one is Johnny Football, brother

» Kliff Kingsbury: He wants to be the best to ever play the game

» Gus Bradley: Not sure there's another quarterback who compares to Johnny

» Jim Harbaugh: I'd welcome the challenge of drafting Manziel

» Jerry Rice: Reminds me of a guy I played with named Steve Young

» LeBron James, Michael Vick: Manziel will be a star in the NFL

» Aaron Rodgers: I like Johnny's conviction, leadership

» Drake: A March Madness date with rapper on eve of Raiders visit


Who else?


» This scantily clad former Maxim model Manziel took to a Texas Rangers game:


Who are the undecided?


» Kurt Warner: Still too many unanswered questions

» Nolan Nawrocki: Once-in-a-generation QB carries sense of entitlement

» Fran Tarkenton: Quarterback savant or rodent?

» Josh Gordon: Give me Manziel ... no, wait, give me Bridgewater

» Barry Switzer: Jordan-like player but he's an arrogant little ...


Who hates Johnny Football?


» Anonymous NFL Scout I: Mike Evans made Johnny Football, not other way around

» Anonymous NFL Scout II: Manziel not in RGIII's class

» Heath Evans: Manziel should be more worried about his team than his brand

» Dino Babers: Jimmy Garoppolo would have started over Manziel at A&M

» Warren Moon: Reminds me some of ... Tim Tebow

» Merrill Hoge: Manziel has bust written all over him

» Mike Zimmer: Hate might be strong but red flags acknowledged

» Charley Casserly: Film shows big flaws in Manziel's game


Which teams are interested?


» Rams: Team has "legitimate" interest" in Texas A&M star QB

» Texans: Two weeks before draft, quarterback visits Houston

» Raiders: QB makes solid impression, described as 'good kid, humble'

» Patriots: Time to start looking for Tom Brady's successor

» Buccaneers: New coach says Manziel's style would fly in the NFL


Which teams (appear as if they) aren't?


» Vikings: "Choreographed" pro day nothing but a "sideshow"

» All QB-needy teams? Possibility exists every QB could slide out of first round


Which teams are (really) sending mixed signals?


» Cowboys: Despite reports to contrary, Cowboys-Dallas unlikely match

» Browns: Derek Carr the preferred quarterback in Cleveland

» Browns: Jeremiah: Browns' no-show at pro day puzzling ...

» Browns: ... but team still spends quality time with Manziel


How does he rank?


» Gil Brandt: No player better in this year's draft

» Mike Mayock: No doubt after pro day who's No. 1 quarterback

» Daniel Jeremiah: Not a top-10 player or even top quarterback

» Bucky Brooks: Separation growing between No. 1 QB and No. 2


Best fits


» Jaguars: System, coaching staff, city appear ideal

» Texans, Jaguars, Browns: Teams best equipped to utilize Manziel's unique talents


Bad fits


» Raiders: Because this person and this person say so

» Texans: Johnny wants to be a Texan but doesn't fit stylistically


OK, so where will Manziel get drafted?


» Daniel Jeremiah: Manziel's play-making abilities would fit nicely in this offense

» Charles Davis: Manziel lands with a surprise team with a veteran QB

» Bucky Brooks: Downtrodden franchise, suffering fans get Manziel magic

» Brian Baldinger: Second QB taken, but an Aaron Rodgers-like drop

» Chase Goodbread: NFL's most dynamic backfield takes shape for QB-needy team

» Bryan Fischer: Selling seats in the stadium and jerseys in London

» Mike Huguenin: A match made in heaven for this fan base

» Matt Smith: With receiver off the board, time to swing for the fences

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