Staubach: ‘I’d take Manziel #1, he’s a Russell Wilson type’


Dallas Cowboys legend Roger Staubach knows QB play. He says that if he had the number pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, he knows exactly who he would take, Johnny Manziel:

“I think Manziel is a Russell Wilson-type player,” Staubach said Wednesday on the NFL Network.“He doesn’t have the height, he has a strong arm, he throws with accuracy.”

“I just think there’s something about this kid. I think Manziel is going to be a valuable player in the NFL.”

Personally, I think comparing Manziel to Russell Wilson is understandable but lazy in a way. Their games are really not very similar other than they are both short. However, Wilson is exactly the type of QB that people hope Johnny can become so they make that leap. I have said that Johnny should call Russell for tips, especially on avoiding big hits.

I see where Roger is going though. It will be very interesting to see how things play out with Mr. Football.