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Johnny Manziel is a quarterback that divides opinion, but he has one former great in Jerry Rice who totally believes in his ability ahead of the NFL Draft

There is only just over a month to go until the league draft in May, but nobody in the game can know for sure what the Houston Texans will do with their first overall pick in the draft. 

The common consensus is that they will pick one of the top three QB's on offer in Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater or Blake Bortles. 

However, there has always been some noise that suggests they will pick the best defender in Jadeveon Clowney. 

But Rice believes there is not much to the decision, as he thinks the choice is pretty simple with his feeling being that the Texans should snap up Manziel while they can.

The former San Francisco 49ers wide-out went even further and explained that the former Texas A&M QB reminds him of a young Steve Young, with whom he won a Super Bowl with.

"He reminds me a little bit of Steve Young because Steve Young, when he first came in, he wanted to run the football," Rice told CBS Sports.

"Now, with Johnny Manziel, if he can just relax, stay in the pocket, deliver the ball down the field with accuracy and get the ball in the hands of his playmakers, I think it's a no-brainer for the Houston Texans to take this guy."  

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