Johnny Manziel impresses in pro day

By Kyle Johnson,

Johnny Manziel was ready for Thursday's pro day at the Texas A&M practice field and appeared sharp and prepared to impress the plethora of coaches, scouts and even a former president who showed up.

Johnny Football's throws were mostly on target, connecting on 61 of 64 passes and impressing NFL Network's Kurt Warner who liked his deep passes, reports NFL.com. Only one of the three missed passes looked bad and it was thrown too low. The other two were dropped by the receiver.

As he tries to convince the Houston Texans to take him with the top pick in the NFL Draft, Manziel spoke with NFL.com saying, "I'm an extremely coachable kid and I'm ready to learn. ... There were things that I wasn't asked to do at A&M ... so throw it at me."

With several head coaches, like Chip Kelly, Mike Zimmer and Bill O'Brien, and George H.W. Bush watching, Manziel showed off moves while wearing football pads and a helmet, according to Fox Sports. Usually most work out in a t-shirt and shorts, but Manziel said, "Isn't the game played with (a helmet and shoulder pads) on?"

According to USA Today, coaches were going into the pro day with plenty of questions for everyone, looking to determine what kind of football player Manziel is and could be. Zimmer said on Wednesday, "I want to talk to the custodian," players, "his landlord" and many others.

Though Manziel impressed at the pro day, there is still a question about his height since he was found to be just under six-feet tall. Was his pro day enough to dispel any worries about him?



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