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Johnny Manziel 'is a rock star', says Pittsburgh Steelers veteran

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Johnny Manziel is the talk of the NFL leading up to the league's draft on May 8th, and such is his fame right now that football stars like Ike Taylor claim him to almost be 'like a rock star.'

The Pittsburgh Steelers star cornerback knows what it takes to win in the NFL, having played in three Super Bowl's - winning two - and he thinks Manziel has more than enough qualities to be successful at the highest level.

One of the question marks over Manziel is his over confident nature that can come off as a poor attitude towards work.

However, Taylor insists Manziel did plenty to impress him and other NFL veterans when they trained together in Florida recently.

Speaking to TMZ Sports, Taylor said, "I like Johnny. He's like a rock star. Say what you want, the kid is good," he said.

"You have to have confidence to play quarterback, and he definitely doesn't lack that. I know one thing for sure, he's gonna perform and he's gonna hate to lose."

Manziel's stardom will be helped by the fact that he has secured the rights to the 'Johnny Football' trademark.

However, he does want to be known more for his skills on the field, and he will have a tough battle on his hands as he attempts to go number one overall in the draft.

This is due to the fact that QB's Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater will push him close, as well as defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.

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