Johnny Manziel lauds Russell Wilson

Updated: February 17, 2014, 6:00 PM ET
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Johnny Manziel realizes that his height -- or lack thereof -- could become a point of concern for NFL executives as the draft combine approaches.

But Manziel cites Russell Wilson's recent success as proof that shorter quarterbacks can thrive in the NFL.

"I think he's kicked the door wide open," the 6-foot Manziel told the Houston Chronicle. "You're seeing more guys being successful avoiding that first wave of pressure -- get out and do things outside the pocket."

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