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Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Staubach: Draft Manziel over Clowney

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If Roger Staubach were on the clock with the No. 1 pick in this year's NFL draft, there's no doubt in his mind that he'd take quarterback Johnny Manziel over defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.

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The Pro Football Hall of Famer, who was taken as a 10th-round future pick in the 1964 draft out of Navy by the Dallas Cowboys, thinks Manziel will have the same impact as a certain Super Bowl-winning quarterback.

"I think Manziel is a Russell Wilson-type player," Staubach said Wednesday on NFL Network. "He doesn't have the height, [but] he has a strong arm and he throws with accuracy."

"I just think there's something about this kid -- the quickness," he added. "Today in the league, the quarterbacks can fly; we weren't allowed to do that. I think Manziel is going to be a valuable player in the NFL."

The Houston Texans have the top pick in the draft, which will be May 8-10 in New York City.