Reports: Rams may draft Johnny Manziel

Reports: Rams may draft Johnny Manziel

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 21: Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel speaks to the media during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 21, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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by Doug Vaughn / FootballSTL

KMOV.com

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 7 at 12:07 PM

The Rams have scouted a number of quarterbacks recently and appear to have a legitimate interest in drafting one in two weeks.

Most of the experts seem to think they’ll wait for the third or fourth round to take a qb, but not NFL television analyst Charles Davis. In the mock draft he just released on NFL.com, Davis has the Rams taking Johnny Manziel with the 13th selection in the first round.

“If I’ve got a guy like Manziel who could be a play maker for me,” said Davis on the Ryan Kelly Morning After on CBS Sports 920 radio, “Sam Bradford is doing a nice job at times, but hasn’t been a superstar. Jeff Fisher has a mischievous side to him that might say ‘We’ve got to find a way to shake things up a bit and compete with San Francisco and Seattle. Maybe we spread it out a little and go flash and dash’.”

Davis says his sources are telling him the Rams are serious about acquiring a quality quarterback to push Bradford. 

His comments comes two days after NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah reported it was a "real possibility" the Rams draft Johnny Manziel.

“This isn’t just me throwing a dart at the board,” said Davis. “There are plenty of whispers around the league that the Rams are kicking the tires on something like that.”

Drafting Manziel would certainly give Rams fans something to be excited about, even if Johnny Football needs another year or two before he’s ready to be a full time starter.

Davis has the Rams selecting Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson with the second overall pick in round one. That’d be a more practical, but not as intriguing of a pick as Manziel at 13. 

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