There is no more polarizing figure in recent NFL draft history than that man from College Station, Johnny Manziel.
The Texas A&M star shone brightly in the college game but multiple experts and analysts have their worries about the 21-year old's ability to excel in the pro's like he has in university.
Well now one of his former coaches has had his say on Manziel and his pro potential. Kliff Kingsbury, a man making headlines in his own right at the moment as head coach at Texas Tech and his part time work as a Ryan Gosling look-a-like, took time out to talk about the man behind the grill.
“I think the thing you have to do is ask his teammates, ‘how did they enjoy playing with him?’ … The kids I was around on that team, they would all run through a wall for the kid, and I think that’s the greatest testament to what he’s about to the game of football,” Kingsbury said, via the Dallas Morning News.
“I’m sure there’s things that he regrets that he would like to do differently, but at 20-years-old you’re the Heisman trophy winner at a school that has that much attention on its high-profile players — I just think some of those were honest mistakes and part of the growing process. And so being around him, he’s the most competitive kid I’ve ever seen.
“He wants to be great, first and foremost — he wants to be the best to ever play the game. So as an owner or a GM those are inherent traits that you want in one of those top picks.”
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