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Johnny Manziel impressed Raiders and Jags at combine

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Johnny Manziel is heading home after a week in Indianapolis at the 2014 NFL draft combine, and for all intents and purposes it seems that the young quarterbacks time with scouts and coaches was a success. 

The former Texas A&M Aggies QB left multiple teams with a quandary about who they should take in the first round of the draft in May.

Firstly it was Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell who came out and said that the 21-year old impressed them immensely during the interview and that all the worries they had about him had been assuaged in the 15 minute meeting they held.

Now it's the Oakland Raiders staff who have come away from the event with a different opinion of the polarizing quarterback. According to Eddie Borsili, it was Raiders owner Mark Davis who was most "impressed" by Manziel and liked what they saw of him. 

There are still a lot of questions about Manziel's on the field performance left to answer - and rightly so - but at least teams are now satisfied that he is mature enough to be a franchise player in the NFL.

Come draft time, it will come down to which quarterback out of Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles is most likely to succeed in the pro leagues, and at the moment it seems that there are sufficient doubts about Manziel's talents and reluctancy to stay in the pocket that could stop him going with the number one overall pick.

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