ESPN's Mel Kiper said he would be surprised if the Jacksonville Jaguars took quarterback Johnny Manziel with the No. 3 pick on Thursday night.
But he also believes Jacksonville would be the best fit for the former Texas A&M standout.
His reasoning: The presence of a veteran quarterback, the fact that Manziel can fit any system and the boost in visibility the franchise would get. It's Kiper's second reason that's the most intriguing. Here's what he wrote:
Secondly, the whole "system fit" concept is a little overstated with Manziel. I hear people say you want a system that emphasizes movement, and allows Manziel to freelance. But Manziel's improvisational skills are going to manifest within any system. When current Jacksonville head coach Gus Bradley was in Seattle, he saw Russell Wilson move around a lot, but a lot of Wilson's movement came outside the design of the play. Moreover, no QB in this draft was more accurate from the pocket than Manziel was last year at Texas A&M. Manziel is going to improvise, but the system doesn't have to be the genesis of that.
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