Posted February 26, 2014

Ron Jaworski says he wouldn’t draft Johnny Manziel in the first three rounds

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Johnny Manziel has been working out with quarterback guru in San Diego. (Andy Hayt/Getty Images)

Johnny Manziel threw for 7,820 yards and 63 touchdowns in two seasons at Texas A&M. (Andy Hayt/Getty Images)

While most NFL mock drafts have former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel going early on the first day of May’s NFL draft, ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski offered his own take on where he would select the former Heisman Trophy winner.

“I’m a big believer in Nick Foles, but who knows? Manziel may fall. I’m not crazy about him, to be honest with you. I’ve only looked at five games,” Jaworski said on 97.5 The Fanatic, via Phillymag.com. I wouldn’t take him in the first three rounds. That’s my opinion. It’s incomplete right now. But he has not done a whole lot to me.

Jaworski has made bold predictions before, saying prior to last season that Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens was the NFL’s fourth-best quarterback and that San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick “could be one of the greatest quarterbacks ever.”

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15 comments
DSM
DSM

Where would Jaws have picked Russell Wilson?


Sadly, you have to be loudmouth "analyst" to get attention

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

Jaworski was a decent pro QB who became an expert when ESPN decided to force-feed him to the masses. Bet the opposite of Jaworski's picks every week and you'll make a lot of money.

Alligatorarms
Alligatorarms

Manziel reminds me of Kenny Stabler cause his release is "snake like" quick. I think Jaws missed it.

JimIngram
JimIngram

NFL defenses are much faster than college defenses are. I never want QB to run because their brains are in their feet. Take a look at RG3, the heavy hitters are just as fast.  Johnny boy should have stayed in school!

JasonDelRio
JasonDelRio

this from the same guy that says kapurnikus is gonna go down as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. its obvious jaworski is a moron.

DanaBunner
DanaBunner

Finally some sense about Manziel.  I might take him in the 3rd, but wouldn't even consider spending a 1st round pick on him.  Too much risk.  Too much chance of a flame out.  NFL teams always have holes to fill, needs to address.  Good chance if you spend a first round pick on Manziel, especially a high first round pick, you will end up with little and miss out on a future Pro Bowl player.

Michael39
Michael39

He is right.  Manziel is the leading candidate to be this year's Ryan Leaf.  I have watched his college games and all of his great plays were great college plays that would result in a sack/fumble or an INT in the NFL.  Take away his legs and you have a mediocre passer with bad instincts and a worse attitude, not to mention a class A [expletive deleted].

rentistoohigh
rentistoohigh

see this for the moronic article that it is...email "scooby" and harass "it"  till "it" does the job right


Jaworski ?  that brown nose ?  If it weren't for the teams built around that Lackawanna millrat...nobody even knows he exists...and the brown nose skills land hima job up the street in Bristol


Johnny Touchdown ?    the question is...will he succeed where that other american hero Tim Tebow failed ? 

WarrenSappSucked
WarrenSappSucked

ooh, strong words from jaws...this might hurt johnny's stock because jaws is the most intelligent analyst of anyone and has consistently won the picks year in, year out. 

TheHip1
TheHip1

@Alligatorarms  Snake was a pocket passer not a scrambler like Manziel. They do both have similar releases but Johnny has a way to go before he reaches Kenny's realm. i wish him luck, but hope the Raiders pass on him

WilliamCross
WilliamCross

Oh, YOU watched his college games? And you are?

orangevening1
orangevening1

Michael 39(says it right there) & he is smarter than you