Will Johnny Manziel be an NFL bust? Merril Hoge thinks so [Poll]

Johnny Manziel threw for 7,820 yards with 63 touchdowns and 22 interceptions and rushed for 2,169 yards with 30 more touchdowns in two seasons as the starting quarterback at Texas A&M.

He also won the Heisman Trophy as a redshirt freshman and was a finalist for the award last year.

Now that's a guy who has all the makings of an NFL bust.

That's what ESPN NFL analyst Merril Hoge said of Manziel on Wednesday, saying that drafting the former Aggies QB would be "a big, big risk."

"I see bust written all over him," Hoge said. "Especially if he's drafted in the first round."

Many analysts feel Manziel will go in the first round. He's considered by most to be one of the top three quarterbacks in the draft, along with Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater and Central Florida's Blake Bortles.

The Times' Sam Farmer projected Manziel to be picked eighth overall by the Minnesota Vikings in his mock draft. Farmer has Bridgewater going third to Jacksonville and Bortles fourth to Cleveland.

Manziel's off-field antics around this time last year may have turned some people off, but Hoge's analysis seems to be coming from a purely football standpoint.

"When you look at a guy, he's got to be a good decision maker, he's got to be accurate, has to have a feel for the pocket and an awareness and understanding of how to play in structure," Hoge said. "All that being said, [Manziel's] got none of that."

What do you think? Do you agree with Hoge that Manziel won't pan out as an NFL quarterback? Or do you think Johnny Football has a bright future in the league?


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