Johnny Manziel headed to Oakland for a pre-draft visit

Johnny Football also known as Johnny Manziel is on his way to Oakland for an over-night visit with the Silver and Black.

Manziel reminds me of another NFL quarterback who lacked prototypical size for a signal caller, Jeff Garcia. He is efficient throwing the ball and can freestyle with his feet when a play breaks down. Plus, he has the confidence/swagger of Brett Favre. Despite all his off the field escapades there is no denying he is a leader. He was a huge reason the Texas A & M Aggies made a splash his freshman season when they made their debut in the Southeastern Conference, one of the toughest Conferences in the NCAA. They finished a surprising 6-2 (tied for 2nd) in the SEC West Division and were 11-2 overall, including a 41-13 win over Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl.

Manziel is coming off a great season where he completed 69.9% of his passes for 316.5 yards per game, 9.6 yards per attempt, 37 touchdowns, 13 interceptions and a 172.9 QB Rating. Arguably, a better season than his freshman season when he won the Heisman trophy. However, the Aggies struggled to perform as well as they did his freshman season, but A & M’s defense was 96th in points allowed and they went 9-4 this past season.

The Raiders traded a 6th round pick for veteran QB Matt Schaub so Manziel would likely be groomed as the future starter after management already announced Schaub is the starter for next season.

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