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NFL legend: I'd take Manziel first in NFL draft

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With less than a month to go before the 2014 NFL draft, the speculation surrounding Johnny Manziel's landing spot is only going to ramp up from here.

Some have him pegged to the Cleveland Browns at number four, while others don't even believe he's worth a first round pick.

As for NFL legend Roger Staubach, he thinks Manziel has the talent to go number one overall.

Speaking to the NFL network, Staubach said: "I think Manziel is a Russell Wilson-type player. He doesn't have the height, [but] he has a strong arm and he throws with accuracy.

"I just think there's something about this kid - the quickness. Today in the league, the quarterbacks can fly; we weren't allowed to do that.

"I think Manziel is going to be a valuable player in the NFL."

Russell Wilson was subject to many of the concerns related to Manziel this year as a six-foot nothing quarterback. Many in the NFL had worries about whether Wilson would be able to see over the offensive line to effectively make his throws over the middle.

One Super Bowl win later, and those concerns have disappeared. And Wilson's performance has also helped Manziel. The former-Heisman trophy winner can brush off concerns about his height by pointing to the example of the Seattle Seahawks ace.

As for where Manziel will eventually end up, much will depend on what the Houston Texans do with the number one pick. At this stage, the Browns look likely at four but Manziel could slip out of the top 10.

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