Johnny Manziel  

Height: 6-0   Weight: 210   Age: 25

Born: 12/6/1992 Tyler , TX

College: Texas A&M

Experience: Season









Draft 2014

Pick No.22

Selected By: Cleveland Browns

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 22 (22)

Pick Analysis: The Texas prep was named a Parade All-American after throwing 45 touchdown passes and rushing for 30 more as a senior. Redshirted in 2011. In June 2012, was arrested and charged with three misdemeanors after breaking up a fight with a friend; he pleaded guilty to a charge of failure to identify, and the other two charges were dropped. Burst onto the scene in the fall, becoming the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, the Davey O'Brien Award and the Manning Award after completing 295 of 434 passes for 3,706 yards (68.0 percent) with 26 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 13 starts. Also rushed 201 times for 1,410 yards (7.0-yard average) and 21 touchdowns. Became the only player in NCAA history to have 5,000 total yards and 1,000 rushing yards in a season and set the SEC record with 5,116 yards of total offense. Was scheduled to be a counselor at the Manning Passing Academy in July 2013 but was dismissed after oversleeping and missing meetings. Missed the first half of the season opener against Rice after being suspended for what the school and NCAA called an "inadvertent violation" of NCAA rules pertaining to if he accepted money for autographs. Had a stellar redshirt sophomore season in 2013, going 300-of-429 for 4,114 yards (70.0) with 37 TDs and 13 INTs and rushing 144 times for 759 yards (5.3) and nine TDs in 13 games (12 starts). Set at least 35 NCAA, SEC or school records in his two-year career. Had a 19-6 career record in 25 starts.


Video Playlist

  1. Manziel meets the Cleveland press

    Published: May 9, 2014 at 02:33 p.m.

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel speaks to the media about being in the spotlight, the expectations he has for the 2014 season and whether his celebrity status will be a problem in the NFL.

  2. Manziel: I have a target on my back

    Published: May 9, 2014 at 03:58 p.m.

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel talks to NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala about competing in the AFC North.

  3. Browns select Manziel with No. 22 pick

    Published: May 8, 2014 at 11:10 p.m.

    The Cleveland Browns select Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel with the No. 22 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

  4. Manziel: Cleveland is 'a really good fit'

    Published: May 9, 2014 at 12:08 a.m.

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel talks about being drafted, why he will be successful in the NFL and the goals he has as a rookie.

  5. Browns trying to reverse draft history

    Published: May 8, 2014 at 11:39 p.m.

    The Cleveland Browns have struggled with their quarterback selections over the last couple decades, but will Johnny Manziel make the Browns look brilliant? Our analysts talk about the Browns' big decision.

  6. Mayock on Manziel: 'He's 50/50'

    Published: May 7, 2014 at 05:31 p.m.

    Johnny Manziel has been one of the most controversial players entering the 2014 NFL Draft. Find out why Mike Mayock thinks Manziel has a 50/50 shot at succeeding in the NFL.

  7. Schiano: Manziel reminds me of Fran Tarkenton

    Published: May 5, 2014 at 05:41 p.m.

    Greg Schiano joins the "NFL Total Access" crew to discuss former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, and tells you which former player Manziel reminds him of the most.

  8. Is Manziel actually a long shot?

    Published: May 1, 2014 at 08:20 p.m.

    Mike Holmgren said that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel most likely will not have long-term success in the NFL. LaDainian Tomlinson and Shaun O'Hara discuss the validity of Holmgren's comments.

  9. Which team offers the best fit for Manziel?

    Published: April 30, 2014 at 08:24 p.m.

    Kurt Warner breaks down what the best environment would be for quarterback Johnny Manziel -- and which NFL team can provide it.

  10. Could Manziel replace Romo?

    Published: April 29, 2014 at 07:17 p.m.

    Should Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo be concerned that his team is thinking about drafting Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel? Daniel Jeremiah and Curtis Conway offer their thoughts.

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