Originally Posted by Goldensilence
At 6'1" he's going to have that height knock on him all the way up to his eventual entrance into the NFL. A bigger concern could be as he takes off in the next few years out of the pocket will he hold up to the punishing hits SEC defenses can lay down.
Though Russel Wilson seems to be doing pretty good right now. Though Wilson even going to his last year in Wisc was a pretty polished passer.
His evolution as a QB is going to be in his understanding of passing lanes and running lanes in college. Right now the two teams that totally bottled him up stuck to their run lanes and didn't give him that run outlet that right now is an essential part of his game.
Not to take away anything from your post, but the three main things Manziel has to do over the next two years or so is
- Win. If he's not on a winning club, nothing else matters
- Develop as a passer
- Develop as a leader
The last one is pretty important.. I don't know. But he has to be able to lead his team when he's on the field. There are no excuses for the QB. He's got to learn to exude confidence. He's got to learn how to handle the media.
We've seen some talented QBs come out of the NCAA only to fail at the highest level, because they have no leadership skills.