Stupid draft behaviour has cost Johnny Manziel big time

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The fate of Johnny Manziel has finally been revealed, but the stories from the night he learnt his fate are remarkable and in my opinion, absolutely idiotic.

Manziel was drafted by the Cleveland Browns as the 22nd overall pick in this years NFL draft and since then the franchise has exploded.

They have been so popular that they sold 2,500 season tickets the very next day and Manziel's jersey is now the top selling rookie shirt in the NFL.

It has been all rainbows and sunshine for Johnny Football and his new Cleveland family, but for the rest of the world?

Well as the rest of the world watches Manzielmania spread, stories have began to emerge about Manziel's actions on draft day.

First there was the 'we're screwed' video.

A video of Manziel at his table in the green room of the Radio City music hall shortly after the St Louis Rams took Aaron Donald as the 13th overall pick.

The video appears to show Manziel say 'we're screwed' to his agent Erik Burkhardt.

It appears Manziel was willing to leave his fate in the hands of others until the 13th pick, after that he decided to act.

News broke on Friday of a text message, sent from Manziel to the Browns asking them to come and get him.

It seems that this text message put into motion a series of events that would shape the future of the entire Browns organization.

But lets take a look at this chain of events shall we?

Well the Browns traded up and got the 22nd pick overall from the Philadelphia Eagles.

Were the Eagles thinking of drafting Manziel?

Who knows? This off-season they have lost one of their veteran Quarterbacks in Michael Vick who made the move to the New York Jets.

Then again they also received Mark Sanchez the other way in a separate deal from the Jets so maybe their Quarterback need wasn't quite so dire.

Cleveland Quarterback coach Dowell Loggains has said about his thinking on draft night and has claimed: "We knew we had to get in front of the Chiefs (at No. 23) because we knew they would draft him.''

So heres my question, why would it of been worse to go to Kansas City than to go to Cleveland?

Lets face it, the Browns have long since been a formidable force in the NFL and two years ago they did have a better season than the Chiefs.

But in 2013, the Chiefs were not only the last unbeaten team in the NFL, but they made it into the play-offs in a wildcard slot and were defeated on wildcard weekend by the Indianapolis Colts.

I think it is safe to say there are Browns fans out there who would have liked a season like that.

With the starting position currently with Alex Smith I think it would have appealed to Manziel from a competitive nature and the chance to grow within a more successful franchise.

So has Manziel's stupidly egotistical nature taken him to a lesser franchise just so he could avoid sliding down the draft order? only time will tell.

Should he have waited and hoped the Chiefs came in? In my opinion yes.

I guess we will have to see what the career of Johnny Football brings to Cleveland and to the NFL.

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