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Johnny Manziel will enter NFL draft, report says

Johnny Manziel was Johnny Football in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. (Daniel Shirey / USA Today)

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will enter the NFL draft, making a move that has been expected for months.

He has filed his paperwork, according to Gil Brandt of, and hired an agent earlier this week.

(Courtesy The Big Lead)

There will be questions about Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner as a freshman, because of his size and his reliance on his legs. But he’s lived up to his Johnny Football nickname, most recently in the Aggies’ big comeback victory in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl, and now he’ll see if that converts to the NFL game. How quickly will he be taken in the draft?

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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