Former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah published a piece on NFL.com this week in which he looks as a handful of Draft prospects and draws comparisons between them, and the player he sees as their NFL equivalent. When it comes to Johnny Manziel, Jeremiah sees flashes of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
“The Cowboys' signal-caller is bigger, but he and Manziel have similar skill sets and styles of play,” Jeremiah writes. “As passers, neither Manziel nor Romo have elite arm strength, but both can generate enough velocity to make every throw on the passing tree. Also, they can deliver the ball accurately from a variety of platforms and arm angles.
“They both have outstanding pocket awareness and the ability to escape the free rusher. They excel at extending plays and delivering accurate throws while on the move, to both the right and left sides of the field.”
Jeremiah admits it isn’t easy to compare Manziel to anyone (he also mentions Michael Vick and Doug Flutie), but his going with Romo isn’t terribly surprising. Former Cowboys player and coach/former Texas A&M player and coach Dat Nguyen drew just such a comparison last year.
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