Eagles Officials Met With Johnny Manziel

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Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel runs the shuttle dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

According to a report by SI.com analyst Peter King, Philadelphia Eagles coaches and officials, most likely head coach Chip Kelly and general manager Howie Roseman, met with Texas A&M quarterback and 2014 draft prospect Johnny Manziel at the recent NFL combine. Hmmm… This is very intriguing. Given the latest comments by Roseman the Eagles are approaching the 2014 NFL Draft with the mindset of drafting the best player on the board. Empirically, Manziel fits Kelly’s high-octane, read-option offense that he has been wildly successful with during his tenure with the Oregon Ducks.

Just yesterday Roseman was quoted saying Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is their starter for the 2014 season. But reports are coming in that Manziel’s stock may have dropped after the combine. In a recent article on NFL.com Johnny Manziel is only 5-foot-11 3/4, not 6-foot as he had been listed. One un-named coach said of Manziel,

Manziel keeps trying to portray the image of the next Russell Wilson and I’m not buying it.

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