Originally Posted by kingtexan
Manziel is about the same height as Brees ... non-issue.
Even if that were true - of course it is an issue. There is a reason why we only have a select few QBs that are this short in the NFL. Being short means having trouble to see over the O-Line, having to throw at weird angles sometimes and usually not being able to absorb as many hits.
Manziel may be a great pro QB because he is just an amazing talent. But you can`t neglect his size when evaluating him. It just means, that he needs to be even better at all the rest.
Personally I would be way to scared to take Manziel. His size is just one part of that. He excelled in college by improvising a lot and doing tons of circus plays. In the pros, defenses will figure him out earlier than that. He is a good pocket passer, but I don`t have enough confidence in his ability here to take him 1-1. And the way he moves IŽd be surprised if he could finish the season without a major injury.
His skill set is phenomenal - and if he actually can make the swith to the pros, he might be the best QB of this draft class. But he has a pretty big "bust potential" as well - both with his plays not translating well to the pros and with possible injuries.