Jaws: I Wouldn’t Take Manziel In First Three Rounds
Opinions on Johnny Manziel’s pro prospects are all over the map. And one analyst who apparently is not a big fan is Ron Jaworski.
Speaking to Mike Missanelli on 97.5 The Fanatic, Jaworksi discussed Manziel’s reported meeting with the Eagles at the combine.
“I’m a big believer in Nick Foles, but who knows?” Jaworski said. “Manziel may fall. I’m not crazy about him, to be honest with you. I’ve only looked at five games. 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.”
As we mentioned earlier today, an MMQB article reported that the Eagles were one of the teams that met with Manziel in Indianapolis. But this is information-gathering season. Coaches, GMs and personnel people are trying to learn as much as they can about the prospects before May. Meeting with the players is a huge part of what’s gone on the past week.
Last year, even after the combine, Chip Kelly, Howie Roseman and Jeffrey Lurie traveled to Morgantown, W. Va. to work out Geno Smith. But when the draft rolled around, they showed little to no interest in selecting the QB.
“There has to be an interest, but it may not necessarily be for the immediate time of this draft,” Jaworski said. “But it’s a way of stockpiling information on a guy, get to know him. And remember, no matter where he may be, the Eagles may have to play against him, so you can certainly gather information about him. Of course you gather a lot of that from film study, but I like the fact that they’ve interviewed him.”
But unless his opinion changes drastically in the coming weeks, Jaworski clearly wouldn’t be a fan of the Eagles somehow ending up with Manziel.