Where was I when Johnny Football became a top 5 pick? Seriously. Last time I checked he was a 2nd round talent that would probably slide into the late first. Now everything I read has him going in the top 5. Did I miss a meeting? Did he grow 5 inches and mature 10 years in that meeting? I haven't been this confused since a took a long nap in the 80s and when I woke up everyone had simultaneously decided that it was ok to eat raw fish.
One of the Pulitzer prize winners over at bleacher report wrote
Don't misunderstand, I'm not trashing Manziel, ok I'm trashing him a little, but primarily I'm trashing the hype. Is this all just the result of 2nd rate writers assuming he'll be a top pick because he's one of 7 college football players that they've heard of? He can't really be a top 5 pick, can he? Taking a QB in the top 5 is a landmark for a franchise. You have to play him. You can miss on a top 5 CB or OT, but not a QB. I'm not saying that he has no chance to succeed in the NFL, he does. But there are too many question marks to take him that high. Even without the off the field issues and character questions, he's certainly not your prototypical NFL QB.
He's a winner
Can we put this argument to bed once and for all? There are 126 division I schools (I just made that up, am I close?). There are a lot of college players that are winners. Tim Tebow was a winner. Colt McCoy was a winner. Next.
He has a Heisman trophy
Who doesn't? Jason White won a Heisman. Gino Torreta won a Heisman. I won 2 Heismans (Archie Griffin is a really bad poker player).
I'll admit, I haven't done my due diligence here. I've seen him play but I haven't studied him. As we all know, I start studying tape for the draft 9 minutes before the first pick (the Colts took who? is he related to Danny Manning?). So is it me? Am I in the wrong on this one? Is Johnny Football a top 5 pick?