Originally Posted by mussop
You've got to be kidding. There is no question who was the better college QB or nfl prospect. If Wilson was so great in college why didn't he get drafted sooner? Why wasn't he even considered a first round prospect. Hate on Manziel all you wNt but it's silly to suggest what you are saying.
If Wilson was coming out this year and did exactly what he did his career at Wisconsin, he would be a late second round pick at best.
Manziel is being considered for the number one overall pick. No contest.
I honestly can't say what kind of prospect Wilson was before being drafted in the third round.
I do not know how much of Manziel's "success" or even being look at in the first round can be attributed to Wilson.
I don't believe a third rounder (Wilson) will vault to a first rounder (Manziel) because Wilson won the Super Bowl.
Johnny Manziel was on everybody's radar since he was a Heisman candidate as a freshman. People like watching him play. It's frigg'n exciting. Watching him was like watching Vick, Newton, or Young. Guys drafted as early as they were, not because they played in a pro system or have prototypical measurements, but because they were pretty damn exciting to watch.
If Manziel had run a 4.3, 4.4 forty, or had the size of Cam Newton or Vince Young, he'd have been a consensus top 5 pick (<--hyperbole). Whether Russell Wilson won the Super Bowl or not.
That doesn't mean Manziel was a better QB than Wilson, a better college football player, sure, but not necessarily a better QB.