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Johnny Manziel will play like Russell Wilson in the NFL says analyst

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Johnny Manziel is one of the most talked about players heading into next week's NFL draft, with the former Texas A&M quarterback having his supporters and detractors in seemingly equal measure.

One of the major criticisms aimed at Manziel in the run up to the Radio City extravaganza has been his scrabbling style and lack of precision passing ability.

But, while some claim he does not have the skill set to make it in the pros, he was put in good company today by one NFL analyst.

CBS' Brian B.D Jones likened Manziel to 2014 Super Bowl winning quarterback Russell Wilson.

Asked whether Manziel could echo the success of fellow small men Drew Brees and Russell Wilson, Jones stated his belief that Manziel shared similarities with the Seattle Seahawks man:

"I think what they (NFL teams) are going to see in Johnny Manziel is more like a Russell Wilson," said the former Raiders and Saints linebacker before explaining his theory:

"Russell Wilson...He illustrated it in the Super Bowl. He ran around the pocket but he still had his eyes down the field.

"And that's what Johnny Manziel did much better this year. All his numbers increased...but the rushing total went down.

"He stayed in that pocket a little bit more. He would scramble back there but he would still keep his eyes focussed down field," continued Jones.

Wilson's 2013-14 success with the Seahawks certainly challenged a lot of preconceptions regarding NFL quarterbacks, with the Seahawks signal-caller potentially ushering in a new bread of quarterback.

But whether Johnny Manziel has any hope of following in his footsteps remains to be seen.

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