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Johnny Manziel would become Tim Tebow with Jaguars move

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Johnny Manziel is one of the top quarterback prospects that will be available in this year's NFL draft, and on Wednesday he visited another suitor in the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The former Texas A&M QB is one of the most polarizing players that is available for selection in May, with many commentators saying he will be a legend and many claiming he will be a flop just like Tim Tebow.

Questions marks remain of the quality of Manziel's passing, and the fear that he might only be a dual-threat.

During his time in Texas, Manziel had the benefit of working with top receiving prospect Mike Evans.

At a new team he will not get the advantage of playing with a receiver that knows him inside out like Evans. And at some of the teams he might go to, they don't even have a receiver anywhere near the quality of Evans.

During his time in college he also had the help of an outstanding offensive line, with Jake Matthews the best of that bunch.

Manziel rarely got pressured in college, something he will certainly endure in the NFL.

Most of the times he got sacked it was because of his own decisions to extend the play time and time again.

This is a great skill to have, but in the NFL it's more of a fantasy play unless you have some real quality around you.

In the NFL, Manziel will not have that quality around to help him out of situations.

Much like the career of another Heisman Trophy winner, Tebow, Manziel relied upon other players to do the dirty work in college, while he revelled in his endless highlight reel type plays.

There is no doubting Manziel's clutch play ability, and much like Tebow, he will provide some top quality entertaining moments late in games during his career in the big league.

But just like Tebow, Manziel's career will fizzle out quickly if he ends up at a poor team like Jacksonville.

Johnny Football needs to go to a team with certain parts actually in place.

Whatever you say about Houston and their 2013 season, with everyone fit they are a great shot for the playoffs in 2014 under the guidance of a new QB.

However, a team like the Jaguars need a million more pieces before they can even be considered a playoff candidate.

American football acts as a sport in which as an individual you have to rely upon so many other players to be successful.

An individual's talent will find it impossible to shine through on its own unlike sports like basketball.

So for Manziel he will only become a great if he finds the right environment that suits his skill set, and the Jaguars, with whom he is visiting today, is not that perfect destination.

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