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Old 02-25-2014   #2556
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Default Re: Manziel

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Originally Posted by mussop View Post
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.
Assumption, not even close. Wilson's height (which nobody is asserting was the "only reason") was the biggest reason he slid. For example:

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WEAKNESSES Wilson's height will be his biggest inhibitor at the next level and the largest reason for his late-round value. It remains to be seen if he can throw effectively from the pocket at the next level.
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Wilson's success is also well documented to have benefited Manziel. Once again, not the "only" reason.

Take the two phenomenon - Wilson moved down due to height, and Manziel moved up due to Wilson's success - and remove them and it isn't unfair to opine they would be much closer to one another than the apparent draft disparity indicates, possibly even in direct competition.
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