Originally Posted by Dutchrudder
Because of his height mostly, and a bit of concern about his size. There are a lot of scouts and draftniks who care more about prototypical size than gametape, and I think even moreso when it comes to picking a QB. Brees had always been the exception to the rule, Wilson doing well in the NFL has opened the door a little more for under 6 foot QBs. Hence the "Wilson will make JFF a lot of money" quotes that we have been hearing since the Super Bowl.
And I agree with all of that except the assumption that the only reason he wasn't considered a high first round pick was because of his height. And the assumption that the only reason Manziel is being considered for the first pick overall is because of Wilson's success. If that is what you are assuming.