Jim Harbaugh: ‘I’d welcome the challenges of taking Johnny Manziel’

Jim Harbaugh has developed young quarterbacks into elite NFL players.

During his days at Stanford, he coached 2012 first overall draft pick Andrew Luck. And since taking the San Francisco 49ers job, Harbaugh has helped turn Colin Kaepernick into one of the most dangerous dual-threat quarterbacks in the league.

Harbaugh isn’t in the market for another signal-caller, but he’d like the opportunity to work with this year’s most analyzed player in the draft.

"I’d welcome the challenges of taking Johnny Manziel," Harbaugh told the San Francisco Chronicle. "(He) sees the field like nobody I’ve ever seen see the field in college football. You’d love to work with that."

Manziel is projected to be a top 10 pick, so the odds of Harbaugh getting that chance is slim with the 49ers’ having the 30th overall pick.

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