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Kiper: Johnny Football No. 1, Clowney No. 3

National Football League (NFL) draft expert Mel Kiper, Jr. predicts Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will be selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft in April. Kiper’s first mock draft shows the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner being taken first overall by the Houston Texans, who…

National Football League (NFL) draft expert Mel Kiper, Jr. predicts Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will be selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft in April.

Kiper’s first mock draft shows the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner being taken first overall by the Houston Texans, who saw inconsistent play last year from starter Matt Schaub and backup Case Keenum.

Another Aggie, offensive tackle Jake Matthews, is No. 2 (St. Louis Rams) on Kiper’s list – followed by University of South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney at No. 3 (Jacksonville Jaguars) and Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles at No. 4 (Cleveland Browns).

Clemson University wide receiver Sammy Watkins is listed at No. 5 (Oakland Raiders).

Frankly we’re surprised to see Manziel at No. 1.  Don’t get us wrong: He was the most instinctive, electrifying player in all of college football two years running – but can he duplicate that sort of success at the next level?

And more importantly does he have an NFL-caliber arm?

And what about all those questions about his maturity?

Hmmmm … maybe our erstwhile columnist Brant Branham (a huge Johnny Football fan) will weigh in on Kiper’s first mock draft, but we think Johnny Football at No. 1 is a stretch.

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13 comments

Squishy123 January 15, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Here’s to Clowney going to Cleveland.

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carls jr January 15, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Playing in the NFL is playing in the NFL. Cleveland will be just fine if that is how it works out. He can talk to former Browns draftee James Davis for tips on how not to suck ass in the NFL.
Gimme a High 5 for the that one, Squish.

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Scrappy January 15, 2014 at 7:12 pm

I’m sure he would advise him not to let a LB hit you in full pads when you have on shorts and a jersey and no pads. Unfortunate hazing incident that cost that kid a career.

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I see you made bail January 15, 2014 at 7:13 pm

(for those that don’t get it, check out the story of the Clemson player and the hooker. Squishy was the hooker) I know you say the other article, wonder why you didn’t comment one that one? Your bashing of this man due to your jealousy of him really is funny, as well as pathetic. Thanks for proving me right all this time there JV. Now go find your next John for $20.

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I see you made bail January 15, 2014 at 7:15 pm

and yes that was supposed to say “saw the other article”

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 15, 2014 at 6:51 pm

If the Raiders can find a consistent QB, Sammy Watkins and Jacoby Ford lined up at as wideouts will be sweeeeet.
Somewhere Al Davis is smiling.

Trivia Question ;
What is the middle name of current Raiders owner Mark Davis (Al’s son)?
Why?

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Dawg January 16, 2014 at 8:16 am

Asshole Junior?

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Will Folks aka Sic January 16, 2014 at 7:22 pm

He has no middle name. You’ll have to educate us as to why …

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 16, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Clark.

As in General Mark Clark, who was Commandant of the Citadel when Al Davis was an assistant football coach there in the 1950s!

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idiotwind January 16, 2014 at 9:50 am

Manziel could put on 30 pounds but he can’t wear 4 inch heels. Kiper is trollling.

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MashPotato January 16, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Blake Bortles a better year than Johnny Football. He’s bigger and looks more like an NFL quarterback than Manziel. I’ll be interested in both of their careers. Heisman trophies are no indicator of NFL success.

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Squishy123 January 16, 2014 at 7:18 pm

“The hit herd around the world”

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Bless Her Heart January 17, 2014 at 9:12 am

Was that the “explosion” from the Clemson football player in the back of your throat?

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