Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel could be part of the 2014 draft after the Heisman Trophy winner claimed he is 'ready' for his shot at a career in the NFL.
The 21-year-old threw for 21 touchdowns and ran 1410 yards during his award winning freshman season and completed eight TDs and carried the ball for 686 yards in the most recent campaign.
Manziel is backed to be a first-round pick should he take the decision to enter the draft next year and he certainly feels that he is capable of entering into the NFL right now. He will, however, wait until he has spoken to his advisors before an official announcement is made.
"I'll sit down in the next few weeks and talk to [my mentors and coaches] to see if I'm ready for the NFL. In my mind, I am ready," Manziel said during a media event on Wednesday.
Manziel is certainly confident in his own ability and, if his mind is set on joining the NFL in 2014, it would appear likely that he will be granted his wish. He will be among the most attractive names at next year's draft, and should be even better by the time it comes along.
"I've gotten better as a complete quarterback," he added. "I'm a more accurate passer and have improved in my pocket awareness."
More pressing for Manziel, however, will be the Chick-fil-A BOWL against Duke on New Year's Eve.