BY: John Mamola
One of the largest questions surrounding the NFL Draft is whether of not Johnny Football can be just as good or better in the National Football League. The talk of the upcoming draft has surrounded around the 21-year old gunslinger from Tyler, Texas and if his skill set can translate to the next level of professional football.
Houston Chronicle Texans beat reporter John McClain was a guest of WDAE’s ‘The Sports Page’ on Tuesday and shared a conversation he had with SMU head coach June Jones about Manziel and the transition he could go through into the NFL.
“June’s been at SMU the last four years and they played Texas A&M the last two, and he was the first one to offer Johnny Manziel a scholarship in high school while he was still in Hawaii making a transition to SMU,” McClain continued. “He (Jones) told me before last season and he said Johnny Manziel is the greatest college football player he’s ever seen.”
Manziel finished his two years at Texas A&M passing for over 7,800 yards and 62 passing touchdowns. “Johnny Football” also rushed for nearly 2,200 yards and 30 rushing touchdowns, racking up one Heisman Trophy win in 2012 and being named a finalist after this past season.
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