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Johnny Manziel says he’s ‘nowhere even close’ to making a decision on the NFL draft

Graham Watson
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Those waiting on pins and needles for Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel to make a decision on his future will have to wait a little longer.

Manziel told media Sunday that he was “nowhere even close” to making a decision on whether he’ll forgo his redshirt junior season for the NFL.

Last month, A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said he anticipated a decision from Manziel before the Chick-fil-A Bowl, but Manziel said earlier this month that a decision would likely come after the game.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram interviewed a unnamed pro scout who said he thought Manziel would go in the first round of the draft.

"He has the 'It' factor," the scout told the Star-Telegram. "Somebody is going to take him in the first round."

Dallas Morning News columnist Rick Gosselin said he believed Manziel would be a top 12 pick.

One would think how he plays in the game might be a factor (though everyone and their mom thinks he’s going to turn pro).

Manziel said he’s healthy for the first time in a long time and itching to get on the field. He spent the season dealing with a variety of ailments, including a sore knee, shoulder, thumb and leg. And Manziel should be able to put up strong numbers against a Duke team that has had a nice season, but doesn’t have the horses to keep up with A&M’s high-powered offense.

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