Johnny Football makes NFL Draft entry official
Johnny Football has made it official.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel announced Wednesday that he would enter the NFL Draft.
In a statement released to The 12th Man, the redshirt sophomore said the decision “was not an easy one.”
Manziel spoke with CBSSports.com’s Bruce Feldman by phone, and told Feldman that he feels “very relieved” and that having the decision made is “a weight off my shoulders.”
The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner set the SEC single-season total offense record, accounting for for 5,116 yards.
Though he finished fifth in the 2013 Heisman voting, Manziel’s completion percentage improved from 68 percent to 70 percent while his yards per attempt also jumped from 8.54 to 9.59.
He led the Aggies to 20 wins in two seasons as starting quarterback, throwing 93 career touchdowns and just 22 interceptions.
Manziel’s draft status continues to rise and he is expected to be a first-round pick and possible a Top 5 selection.
According to Feldman, Manziel will relocate to San Diego for the next few months to train with private quarterbacks coach George Whitfield to get ready for the NFL Combine and personal workouts with teams.
Photo: Dave Einsel, AP
For a complete list of college underclassmen that have declared for the NFL Draft, click HERE.