Browns quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains is confident that Johnny Manziel's dynamic, dual-threat Houdini act can play big in the NFL right away.
"I think we can throw him out there right now and he's going to be one of the most exciting players in the NFL and run around and make plays like he did at Texas A&M (that) we all saw,'' Loggains said Thursday on Sports Talk with Bo Mattingly on ESPN Arkansas. "But there are some things fundamentally (he needs to work on). He needs to become more comfortable in the pocket. He needs to learn how to play under center. He spent a lot of time this offseason, went to George Whitfield out in California working on some fundamentals. There's some other things that he needs to continue to work on, but mainly playing in the pocket and being able to win on third down throwing the football.''
The general consensus is that Manziel will start as a rookie, but he needs to sort out some of the things that Loggains mentioned in the article (playing under center, throwing from the pocket, etc.), which are things typically asked of a quarterback at this level.