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Johnny Manziel plays football like Michael Jordan played basketball

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That is the opinion of one former head coach after assessing the ability of the ex-Texas A&M quarterback.

Barry Switzer, the ex-Cowboys and Oklahoma Sooners coach, was speaking in an interview with, and was so impressed with Manziel that the only people he could find to compare him with were NBA greats Michael Jordan and Oscar Robertson:

 "I've seen Michael Jordan and Oscar Robertson. Well, let me tell you, Johnny Manziel is the first football player I've seen that can control the game like those guys did basketball.

"It's unbelievable the numbers that he can put up against the competition game after game after game," he explained.

Switzer has been a major critic of Manziel in the past, but believes that if he can put the 'Johnny Football' image well and truly behind him, then he has the potential to make a huge impact on the professional game:

"I don't like some of his antics...that all aside, let me tell you, he is a great, great football player.

"I bet he'll be No.1 on a lot of people's board."

Manziel continues to polarize opinion amongst fans and analysts alike as pre-draft discussions continue, and is predicted to go everywhere from first overall to the fourth round depending on who you believe.

But we are pretty certain this is the first time his game has been compared to that of MJ.

And if he truly wants to emulate the Chicago Bulls legend, Manziel should be hoping to be picked third - Jordan himself was the third pick in the 1984 NBA draft.

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