Photo Credit: USAToday
Johnny Manziel has quickly become one of the most polarizing figures in all of sports. His dynamic game coupled with his off the field issues have left many wondering what kind of professional prospect he will eventually be. Manziel had a terrific showing against 1st ranked Alabama this weekend, totaling 562 yards and five touchdowns.
However, Peter King of Sports Illustrated wrote today on Monday Morning Quarterback that Manziel may be ‘undraftable’ right now for many teams, despite his talent:
But Manziel, to many teams right now, would be undraftable because they’re scared of his mood swings and off-field questions.
King would follow up the statement by saying it only takes one team to fall in love with a player that displays Manziel’s ability on the field:
But it only takes one team out of 32 to fall for him. And some team will, unless he self-destructs between today and draft day.
King’s take is very interesting, and should be a bit alarming for the Manziel camp. It seems that Manziel, somewhere along the way, has crossed the line from innocent college kid antics, to a serious personality risk for teams. While I fail to think it will affect “Johnny Football’s” ability to be drafted, it is much more realistic to think it may affect WHERE he will be taken. If he fails to turn around this belief around the league, Manziel may find himself waiting in the green room Aaron Rodgers style if and when he declares for the NFL Draft.
Then again, that didn’t turn out to be for Rodgers.
By: Frank Santos- Sports-Kings Co-Founder