HOUSTON – Are Johnny Manziel and Jadeveon Clowney both in town talking to the Houston Texans? That’s the word or the tweet according to NFL and other sports insiders.
At the NFL Combine, the two players faced off “mano a mano” in sprints (which Clowney won). Now they may be facing off again, to see who ends up as the Texans coveted No. 1 draft pick.
There’s no question, “Johnny Football” dazzled on the field during his career as a quarterback at Texas A&M.
“I think he’s a risk taker and sometimes you gotta be to be successful,” Nasiir Muhammad, a fan, said.
“Personally, I like Johnny Manziel,” Daniel Camp, another fan, said. “He’s real versatile. I like the way he plays. He comes out of the pocket.”
The 6-foot, 210-pound Heisman trophy winner had off the field problems including an arrest after a fight and a short suspension for selling his autograph.
Has Manziel has learned from his mishaps?
“Definitely, a wake up but I think it’s better to have a wake up earlier in his career than later on,” Camp said.
Kelly Frank added, “If he’s good, he’s good. They’re gonna make him fit.”
On the defensive side is South Carolina star Clowney, all 6 feet 6 inches and 266 pounds of him.
“He’s a once in a lifetime kind of player as far as athleticism, speed, power everything combined. He is basically a freak of nature on the field,” Demontrai Jerrols, a fan, said.
There is big talk about this on social media. Some fans say to pick Clowney first to give Texans defensive end J.J. Watt some help in the trenches and then take a quarterback with your next pick.
Jerrols explained, “It’s a pretty close quarterback class. You can make as good a quarterback choice in the third round.”
Stay tuned. Draft Day is May 8.