Marshall Faulk Says Rams Should Draft Johnny Manziel
Dec 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) runs the ball past Duke Blue Devils defense during the third quarter in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports
Over the past couple of days there have been rumors, rumors that have been shot down, and then speculations that the Rams are very interested in Johnny Manziel. Getting closer to the draft those rumors will only intensify.
Although he won’t be in the actual war room when the Rams do pick, every once in a while, former Rams great running back, and cornerstone of the Greatest Show On Turf, Marshall Faulk, gives his opinion on the Rams as an analyst on NFL Network.
The analysts on the NFL Network just recently collaborated and put together an analyst mock draft. With Faulk’s ties to the Rams, it was he who made the pick for the team at the number two overall pick, and he chose Johnny Manziel.
"“When you look at the NFC West, the two teams at the top, their quarterbacks are dynamic,” he said. “They’re not pocket passers. If Sam Bradford goes down, what do we do? I’ve gotta go with Johnny Manziel.”"
As much as some fans, including myself, wouldnt like the Rams to take Manziel, St. Louis may be the perfect spot for him. St. Louis is a smaller media market, there are less distractions, and with Sam Bradford, Manziel could study the game and mature, which is what he really needs.
Faulk does have a point, although the Cardinals found success with Carson Palmer who is a pocket passer, they do have the best offensive weapons in the division. The Seahawks and 49ers however, both have quarterbacks that can make plays with both their arms and their legs inside and outside the pocket.
“They’re not pocket passers. If Sam Bradford goes down, what do we do? I’ve gotta go with Johnny Manziel.”
Manziel is a great leader and has the passion and drive that it takes to win. He is dynamic running the football and can make the necessary throws. That in itself doesn’t bring on success, but it is part of the recipe.
Faulk may have been a little crazy taking Manziel with the number two overall pick. However, it wouldnt be completely out of the water. Is the draft here yet?