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NFL analyst John Gruden tips Johnny Manziel to shine

John Gruden thinks that Johnny Manziel will be a star in the NFL once he is selected by a franchise in next week's Draft.

NFL analyst John Gruden has stated that he believes Johnny Manziel will be a huge success once his professional football career begins next week.

Former Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Manziel is expected to be chosen high in the 2014 NFL Draft, with a number of experts predicting that he will be a top-10 pick.

A number of people have criticised both Manziel's size and attitude during the off-season, but ESPN reporter Gruden has declared that he thinks the youngster will become an excellent player.

He told CSN Chicago: "I realise he's under six feet tall but I think we blew that 'small' theory in the water last year with Russell Wilson and Drew Brees. I spent two days with him, and I know he can learn and he wants to learn.

"He had four different offensive coordinators and two head coaches at Texas A&M. It didn't matter; he adapted and did extremely well.

"The guy threw for 8,000 yards, ran for 2,000, and he had 93 touchdowns in two seasons. All I know is; I want him in my fantasy team."

Manziel has visited all of his potential future teams, but speculation remains as to whether the Houston Texans will choose a quarterback with their first overall pick.


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