There has been a lot of speculation of late as to whether the Dallas Cowboys should draft Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel in the upcoming NFL Draft. To address this speculation, I have come up with my five reasons why the Cowboys should not draft Manziel in May.
5. Manziel’s Lack of Size
One of the knocks on Johnny Manziel is his modest frame. CbsSports.com says he’s 6’0 tall and weighs 210lbs. But the real numbers will come during the NFL Scouting Combine next month. Manziel handled the bumps and bruises well in college but that’s simply not the beating he can expect in the NFL. Especially if he is drafted to a team without an offensive line to protect him.
We’ve all seen this year, with Washington’s quarterback Robert Griffin III, an example of how an injury can affect a young quarterback. Dallas would likely have to trade up in the draft to get Manziel and then eventually trade their current starter, Tony Romo. If you are going to do all that, you want to know the guy your making these moves for can take the punishment that the NFL will most certainly dish out. With Manziel’s slight frame and playing style, the chances are very high he’ll get injured sooner than later. And that’s a lot of sacrifice for a player who may spend more time on the bench than he does on the field.