What has seemed apparent for months is now official.
According to Gil Brandt of NFL.com, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has filed his paperwork to enter the 2014 NFL Draft.
If nothing else, Manziel will create plenty of pre-draft fodder about character and all the intangibles that teams look for in quarterbacks, and turn the NFL Combine interview room into a circus that will rival the appearances of players such as Cam Newton and Manti Te’o in recent years.
His aptitude for football is clear, and he should be able to upgrade the position for a number of teams picking in the top half of the first round. But some will doubtless be scared off by his reputation, which comes with that extra F as an initial in the middle of his “Johnny Football” moniker.
One man’s swagger will be another man’s immaturity, which will just add a layer of drama to the draft process this spring.