Dec 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) carries the ball for a three yard touchdown against the Duke Blue Devils in the 2013 Chick-fil-a Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Draft Grade: Cleveland Browns Select Johnny Manziel

The Cleveland Browns selected quarterback Johnny Manziel with the 22nd in the 2014 NFL draft.

Scheme Fit

Probably the most instinctive playmaker in the entire 2014 draft class.  Everybody knows about the hype of Johnny Football, but it’s so easy to forget he’s a really good player.  Johnny Manziel is extremely mobile, deceptively accurate and finds a way to create offense in situations where it might seem impossible.  He does play a little out of control, but as a sophomore in college that is expected.  From a leadership standpoint he is what the Browns have lacked at the most important position in football.

My Reaction

Maybe it’s the hype, but I love this pick.  The Cleveland Browns have been without a big name quarterback for too long and despite the questions surrounding Johnny Manziel, it’s a situation that works out for everybody.  The Browns get a top quarterback later than most projected him, and he goes to a franchise in need of a savior with a major chip on his shoulder.  If Cleveland can keep his improvising under control and teach how to be a better pocket passer, the talent is there for him to take the league by storm.

Grade:  A

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