Johnny Manziel turned the standard pro day workout on its head on Thursday, as he put on a display for a gaggle of NFL scouts and even a former president (George H.W. Bush), a president’s wife (Barbara) and their two dogs.
First of all, strode out on the Texas A&M practice field and took over midfield, addressing the gaggle of NFL head coaches, scouts and personnel honks in attendance — telling ESPN later he wanted to welcome everyone to College Station, a "tough place to get to." It’s safe to say, Johnny was ready to do thing his way.
Then, the lightning-rod quarterback gathered his workout buddies wearing a helmet, shoulder pads and camouflage shorts, instead of just the standard workout wear — no T-shirt, pal. Why?
Is @JManziel2 a pioneer for wearing pads for his pro day? It's actually smart as hell & should be the norm! Wonder who follows? #kudos
If that wasn’t enough, Johnny Football went out on the field and lit it up, completing 61-of-64 scripted throws. He also connected on his first 36 attempts. Two incompletions were catchable balls that were dropped and the third was caught by star receiver Mike Evans out of bounds. Don’t think Manziel wasn’t counting.