Johnny Manziel's pro day has been one of the most awaited events in the NFL calendar since the turn of the year.
As soon as Manziel declared for the NFL Draft on January 8th, all commentators looked forward to the NFL Combine as they began to assess what Manziel had to prove to any doubters.
Come the combine and Manziel made the decision to not throw, much to the dismay of fans and broadcasters who had been awaiting his chance to prove himself.
Instead he waited until today to show everyone his throwing skills, which for him couldn't have come at a better time.
He shouldn't have impressed anyone today with his ridiculously rehearsed routine, but because of the so called shocking effort from Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles steady showing at their pro days respectively, Manziel shone through Thursday.
Just like the person who gets interviewed last for a job interview, Manziel had the upper hand in the battle between the top three QB draft prospects.
According to many sources including NFL insider John McClain, Manziel blew NFL coaches away with his 61 out of 64 completions during his workout.
But how impressive was Manziel's pro day really?
This writer thinks that it wasn't all that impressive and here's why.
Let's start off with his environment. He choose not to throw at the unknown NFL Combine, which shows how he wanted everything to be on his own terms, something he definitely won't get in the NFL.
Blake Bortles on the other hand threw at the combine, and although he didn't set the world alight, he also didn't make a fool of himself as well.
The environment is not the only question mark that has to be put against Manziel's pro day efforts. This next one can go for all pro days, and that is about the combinations we saw today.
Everything we saw today from Johnny was pre-rehearsed to every step, and combining with Mike Evans is hardly the hardest thing to do.
Evans made Manziel look good at Texas A&M and today he did it yet again. Not every QB draft prospect has the opportunity to benefit from working with potentially the best wide-out in the draft.
The buzz surrounding the pro day was understandably over the top, with even former President George H.W. Bush attending the event and meeting with Manziel the night before.
It seems that the Bush had some words of advice and those must have helped him along the way.
But let's be honest about this. We saw nothing knew for Manziel today and he proved nothing to his doubters.
We won't know anything until he starts to play in the NFL and competes with the best.
Until that time everything we see and hear will just be conjecture.
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