In a matter of hours, all the guessing, reporting and speculation will finally come to an end and we’ll find out where players are going in the draft. But until Roger Goodell tells us that the Houston Texans are on the clock, there will be nothing but rumors and reporting. And one report is significant enough for us to pass along.
Yahoo! Sports’ investigative reporter Charles Robinson tweeted on Wednesday that after following the Johnny Manziel game for months, he believes the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will draft the former Heisman Trophy winner.
The Bucs mostly played rookie Mike Glennon at quarterback last season. Though he played well, he doesn’t have the look of a franchise guy. They also signed Josh McCown, who played extremely well as Jay Cutler’s backup with the Chicago Bears last season. He’s a stop-gap/good backup more than a guy you actually want to enter into a season with as a starter, though new coach Lovie Smith pretty much declared him the team’s starter.
Based on their roster, the Bucs could use a real quarterback. Will they take Johnny Football at No. 7 overall? From everything else we’re hearing and reading, it seems like Manziel will be available to them in that slot. Manziel would be a good pick for them if they make the choice.