Johnny Manziel is the most polarizing figure in football right now.
The precocious play caller out of Texas A&M is projected to be anything from number 1 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, to the third or fourth most skilled Qb in the class.
A lot of people have concerns about how well the 21-year old will do in the professional ranks and see him being a waste of a draft pick if he goes top 5 come May time.
ESPN analyst Merril Hoge is one of those who see only bad things for the diminutive quarterback.
"I see bust written all over him, especially if he's drafted in the first round," Hoge said in an appearance on Sports Center on Wednesday.
Manziel has mainly been criticized for his lack of ability in the pocket and his tendency to run at the slightest instance of pressure instead of bide his time and pick a pass, or simply throw the ball away.
Hoge picked up on this saying," He has absolutely no instinct or feel for pocket awareness. He has an instinct to run. That's a bad instinct if you're going to have that in the National Football League. You have to play in the pocket with traffic around you and throw it. When traffic comes around him he runs, and that’s dangerous in the National Football League."
The danger that the analyst talks about is the chances of getting hurt that come with running into the open field like Manziel does. RGIII took this risk in his rookie season at the Washington Redksins and hasn't been the same since.
Johnny Football will be a huge risk for any side that drafts him, and only time will tell if it pays off.
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