Analyzing Johnny Manziel's NFL Credentials
The electrifying Texas A&M Quarterback continues to establish himself as one of the most exciting players college football has ever seen.
After making history by winning the Heisman Trophy in his freshman year in 2012, Manziel is again picking apart SEC defenses to stake a major claim to become the first player to defend the illustrious prize.
Few can doubt the 20 year olds abilities at College level yet as we all know, the step to the NFL can be huge.
With Manziel eligible for the 2014 Draft, the debate rages on as to whether his talents are transferrable to the top level of the game.
Just how viable is Johnny Football as an NFL prospect?
The main advantage Manziel brings is obvious; he possesses athleticism of a whole new level.
Whilst other QBs are becoming increasingly effective with their feet, he redefines the term “dual-threat”, offering frightening abilities both throwing and rushing.
The qualities he possesses cannot be taught and have arguably never been seen in a QB before. Many of Manziel’s biggest plays are not even planned – and his knack to make a big play out of nothing as things develop is alarming.
His rushing often does not come from designated QB run plays, with his mere agility and elusiveness enough to bring him success in almost any situation.
Manziel’s playing style is quite simply incomparable with anyone else. Even Johnny doesn’t know what will happen next on many of his plays, so Defensive Co-ordinators have no chance.
With such unpredictability he can be almost impossible to defend – leading to altered game-plans from opposing sides trying desperately to contain him.