Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report says that rookie Johnny Manziel hasn’t stood during training camp yet.
The more-surprising thing that players and others in the organization have noticed, is that Manziel hasn’t displayed the dazzling abilities that he did in college. They don’t see extraordinary quickness or arm strength that amazes.
“I haven’t seen anything that makes me go, ‘Wow,’ ” one player said.
Wide receiver Andrew Hawkins, 28, while praising Manziel’s competitiveness and swagger, also said: “I don’t care what the job is, you can tell the difference between a 28 year old and a 21 year old.”
I checked with players early in camp and then weeks later, and the message was the same. Manziel’s skill level hasn’t stood out.
The good news is that Manziel’s teammates like how hard he’s worked and says he’s been all business. They even said he studies more than any other rookie.
Some players don’t practice the way they play in games, so Manziel could end up being a totally different player when the preseason games start.
We’ll see what happens.