NFL Analyst calls Johnny Manziel "almost undraftable"

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Johnny Manziel is a polarizing figure, we all know that. But one NFL analyst has gone as far to say that there is times when the quarterback "looks undraftable."

Greg Cosell is an NFL Films producer meaning it's basically his job to watch and analyse game fooatage, and he's taken a special interest in the precocious potential star. 

"I've studied him maybe the hardest, because he's maybe the most polarizing player," Cosell said on MidDay 180. "As you evaluate and transition him, there is a wide variation in his play. So there is a consistency issue."

Cosell admitted that there were factors to Manziel's play that suggest he could make it in the NFL, praising Johnny for "showing very strong flashes of structured pocket play that clearly projects to the NFL," but did project a very stern warning. 

"He played two games this year, LSU and Missouri. If those were the first two games you put on and watched, you'd say he was almost undraftable," Cosell said.

"He was so bad in those two games, that you'd struggle to figure out, 'Can I even draft this guy?'"

That is quite the scathing hit for a player that could well go number one in the draft to the Houston Texans. No pick is ever a guaranteed home run - grand slam, but you'd at least be hoping for more encouraging analysis than that.

Manziel threw for 224 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against LSU. In the regular season finale against Missouri, he was held to 195 yards passing and just one touchdown.

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