Former NFL quarterback Ron Jaworski is doubling down on his claims that Johnny Manziel is not a good NFL prospect.
After previously saying that he doesn’t think Manziel should be taken in the first three rounds of the NFL draft, Jaworski said today on SiriusXM NFL Radio that Manziel simply doesn’t have the right style to last in the NFL.
“He’s a random quarterback that likes to get out of the pocket and make plays with his legs,” Jaworski said. “In the NFL, he won’t last three games playing that style. He’ll get hurt. He took a lot of vicious hits at A&M in two years, and those hits that have that cumulative effect will knock him out of games in the NFL.”
Jaworski said Manziel has developed such a habit of escaping the pocket that an NFL team might not be able to coach it out of him. And Jaworski added that Manziel doesn’t read through his progressions, is careless with the ball and is inconsistent in his mechanics.
Although there have been some questions about whether Manziel has off-field issues that will keep him from succeeding in the NFL, Jaworski said he doesn’t base his judgment on that. Jaworski just thinks that on the field, Manziel does not play the game the way a successful NFL quarterback needs to play it.