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Posted January 8, 2014 by Luis Mercado in Sports
 
 

Former Heisman Trophy Winner Johnny Manziel Enters NFL Draft

Texas A&M quarterback and 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel will officially enter the NFL Draft.

NFL.com broke the news, as the celebrated quarter officially expressed his interest into entering the pros.

In two years as quarterback of the Aggies, he threw for 7,820 yards and 63 touchdowns. He was also a big runner which had people comparing him to Tim Tebow, who now works for ESPN rushing for 2,169 yards and 30 touchdowns in two years with the school.

According to NFL.com,

Scouts have widely projected Manziel as a first-round draft pick, although speculation on where in the first round he will be chosen has varied. Though his improvements as a passer have been undeniable, he remains loathe to get rid of the ball with a throw out of bounds when a play breaks down, as NFL quarterbacks do, instead using his improvisational style to try to turn a bad play into a spectacular one. That tendency is one that his eventual NFL coach will likely try to reign in.

The quarterback was deemed ineligible for the first half of the first game of the season after news broke out that he may have broke NCAA rules regarding eligibility.

He was the first freshman to ever win the 2012 Heisman Trophy. Jameis Winston won the award this year as a freshman.