Manziel puts on show at NFL pro day

Manziel puts on show at NFL pro day
March 27, 2014, 1:30 pm
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Johnny Manziel brought his famous confidence to his pro day and didn't disappoint.

Sporting a helmet and shoulder pads, Manziel worked specifically on routes he didn't throw a lot of during his time at Texas A&M.

George Whitfield, Manziel's personal QB coach said this was like a live game for him, a main reason why he decided to wear the equipment. He felt every throw was like his life depended on it.

Today he showed how strong and accurate his arm is on those intermediate out routes. Manziel's final completion was a deep high arching ball to Mike Evans in the endzone. As the ball landed in Evans’ hands as he coasted into the endzone, Manziel yelled, “boom” in celebration of the final play of that completed a stellar workout.

Even Miami Heat star LeBron James was impressed by Manziel.

Just finished watching my bro @JManziel2 pro day!! Don't take him if u want 2. He's a flat out STAR! Accuracy on point! #StriveForGreatness

— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 27, 2014

Before the pro day started Manzeil was as calm as Mike Tyson before a title fight according to Whitfield. He wasn't the least bit nervous in front of 75 representatives from 30 NFL teams, including eight head coaches and eight general managers. Texans GM Rick Smith and head coach Bill O'Brien were watching closely as well. 

Manziel knows a thing or two about O'Brien's offense. He's been working out with Kevin O'Connell the last few months. O'Connell was Tom Brady's backup with the Patriots while O'Brien was in New England. O'Connell said he believes if Manziel lands with the Texans It would be great for both Johnny and O'Brien.

 "Knowing Bill and now knowing Johnny the way I do, I think it'd be a heck of a relationship," O'Connell said.

His last throw on A&Ms campus was fitting for a player who had a college career unlike any other.