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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
RTC: Concerns regarding Manziel, Clowney

By Michael DiRocco

Johnny Manziel and Jadeveon Clowney, two players the Jaguars could take with the No. 3 selection in the upcoming NFL draft, both have character concerns, writes NFL.com media draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki.

Nawrocki puts Manziel atop his list of the 10 most controversial draft prospects. Clowney is No. 2. His opinions are based on information he has gathered from professional and college sources.

Here's some of what he wrote about Manziel:
"Suspect intangibles -- not a leader by example or known to inspire by his words. Carries a sense of entitlement and prima-donna arrogance seeking out the bright lights of Hollywood. Is known to party too much and is drawn to all the trappings of the game. ... Has defied the odds and proven to be a great college-system quarterback, but still must prove he is willing to work to be great, adjust his hard-partying, Hollywood lifestyle and be able to inspire his teammates by more than his playmaking ability."

And part of his take on Clowney:
"Lacks discipline on and off the field and has had to be managed closely since he arrived on campus. Needs to learn what it means to be a pro. Plays in spurts and is too much of a flash player -- does not consistently dominate like he could. Is still immature and finding his way -- too much of a follower."

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In an NFL Nation confidential survey of 51 players, 86 percent said they would accept a gay teammate. Two Jaguars players were among the players who responded.