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NFL Could Tempt Manziel Next Year

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Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, winner of the 2012 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, is focused on leading the Aggies in pursuit of a national championship this fall.

But he indicated Monday that another stellar season at the college level could hasten his interest in heading to the NFL, where mobile quarterbacks like Manziel (6-foot, 200 pounds) are becoming a hot commodity. As an example, Manziel cited Seattle’s Russell Wilson (5-11, 204), the only rookie quarterback to win a game as a starter in the 2012 NFL playoffs.

“For me, being a shorter guy, a chance at the NFL, at a high draft pick, that’s something that I’ve only ever dreamed about,” said Manziel, who could enter the 2014 NFL Draft because he would...

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