Johnny “Football” Manziel and Texas A&M Defeat #1 Alabama

Updated: November 11, 2012

The college football landscape has been rocked. By a man named Johnny Football.

That’s right, Johnny “Football” Manziel and his Texas A&M Aggies did the impossible and body slammed #1 Alabama at Alabama. It was a tough, slug-fest of what I like to call GROWN MAN FOOTBALL. If you love big defensive plays, big hits, and comebacks this was the game for you.

I am going to spare you all the details because we all know that Alabama was knocked off balance by A&M’s early scoring drives and never really recovered. But what did this game mean for the NFL Draft and the prospects in it?

Well, Luke Joeckel looked fantastic and probably cemented himself as a top 15 selection barring any surprises during his draft process. DJ Fluker also did well, and I could see him sliding back into the first round alongside his teammates Barrett Jones and Chance Warmack.

I know everyone wants to know where Johnny Manziel would get drafted and if he is eligible… the question is no. He’s a freshman. I think sometime during the game he was compared to Ty Detmer and that’s a fair comparison. He’s a very good runner on the outside and throws an adequate ball. His passes are by no means Tom Brady spirals but there is some talent there, we’ll just have to see if he evolves into more of a passer than a runner later in his career.

The SEC has a problem because Manziel is the type of quarterback who is probably going to play all four years in college. There isn’t a huge market for 6 foot quarterbacks to enter the draft early. That just means I could be writing many more of these “Johnny Football just beat _______” posts in the future.


  1. stephen page

    November 29, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    iam thinking so you did feel rigth Draft johnny Manziel to dall cowboys future we dont if i was rigth pick by so you see tony rembo whomake bad thow went he did read play went kind thik happen i wach on tv so but furure Draft to cowbbos that may sent geart idea but that up boss offine by this time we did know for sure if i were rigth or wrong then you can thing about future but tony i thik that is up to people of dallas town or news paper that will be hard get him by cowboys just wait and see deaft on espn soon

    • D. Wash

      November 29, 2012 at 5:05 pm

      Manziel would be a developmental QB at best right now. He is smaller than Mike Vick!