Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Could Johnny Manziel land with Bucs?
By Pat Yasinskas
TAMPA, Fla. -- The 2014 draft just got a lot more interesting with the news that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will be a part of it.
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With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sitting at No. 7 there’s going to be a lot of talk about Manziel. Would the Bucs take him? Will he still be available at No. 7?
The personnel people I talk to are all over the board on Manziel. Some say he’s a legitimate first-round pick and others have concerns, mostly about his size.
Like every other team in the league, the Bucs will at least do some homework on Manziel. But the first thing Tampa Bay’s new administration has to do is make a determination on whether Mike Glennon is in the plans at quarterback.
Coach Lovie Smith and whoever ends up as general manager are in a draft spot where they could end up with a franchise quarterback. They need to figure out if Glennon or Manziel can be that guy.