Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones won’t kid himself into thinking the team has a chance at Johnny Manziel--even if they were in a position to draft the 2012 Heisman winner, they probably wouldn’t, because they have a lot of far more pressing needs--but he believes whoever gets Johnny Football is getting a potential superstar.
“I think he’s going to be a star in this league. I think he’s going to be very successful,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I think he’s a great competitor and I think he’s going to have an unbelievable career.”
Most experts believe Manziel will be a top five pick, and there actually seems a decent chance that he’ll be taken first overall by the Texans. He met with the Cowboys at the Scouting Combine, but that’s all but certainly the closest he’ll come to joining the team.
“To me, he’s the whole package,” Jones said. “A lot of people say, ‘Well, you’d like him to be two inches taller’ or this or that, but there’s been a couple guys to win Super Bowls as of late between Russell Wilson and Drew Brees that are his height, if not shorter. I don’t think that’s going to be an issue for Johnny.
“Obviously there’s going to be some things that clubs are going to want to see him clean up in terms of off the field. But these are young men who are maturing every day. I think he’ll mature into a great quarterback in this league.”
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