This choice doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone, as there have been reports that the game against Duke in the Chick-fil-A Bowl was Manziel's last college game. The dual-threat quarterback has been sensational since he became a starter for the Aggies in 2012.
In his two successful seasons in college, Manziel threw 63 touchdowns and scored 30 rushing touchdowns. Although some NFL scouts were worried about his passing abilities, the Kerrville native improved as a passer in his sophomore year, completing 69.9 percent of his passes for 4,114 yard.
Manziel won almost every accolade in college. He was the Heisman winner in 2012 and a finalist in 2013. In 26 games for the Aggies, the 6’1” quarterback won 20 games. In two bowls victory, Manziel was exceptional. In the AT&T Cotton Bowl, he threw two touchdowns and ran for two more, in a 41-13 victory against the University of Oklahoma. In his sophomore year, he led an Aggies comeback against Duke, throwing four touchdowns and scored one rushing touchdown.
In a phone interview on SportsCenter, ESPN’s Ron Jaworski describes Manziel as a theatrical player. Jaworski believes the quarterback has what it takes to be successful in the NFL, but believes the comparison to Brett Favre is comical.