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Scouts: RGIII is better than Johnny Manziel

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Johnny Manziel has been by far the most polarizing player in this year's NFL draft, with analysts placing the Texas A&M quarterback anywhere from the first to the third round.

However, a number of scouts have now gone on record to say that they rate Manziel as a third-day prospect and that 2012 draftee, Robert Griffin III was a much better prospect than the player known as 'Johnny Football'. reports,"Two NFL scouts contacted Houston radio host Lance Zierlein in the days following Manziel’s 64-throw workout on the TAMU campus last Thursday, one of which grades Manziel as a third-day pick(rounds 4-7) and suggested that Manziel doesn’t compare at all with Robert Griffin III as a draft prospect."

Manziel missed just a number of throws during his impressive pro-day workout but has still not convinced a number of scouts. Analysts have said that his lack of size at 5'11" and his tendency to scramble rather than go through progressions would limit his success at the next level.

However it is not these scouts but NFL general managers that will make the final decision and it would seem unlikely, with the way quarterbacks are valued, that Manziel would even slip to the second round in May.

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