JOHNNY 'PRO' FOOTBALL: Johnny Manziel chooses agency, declares for 2014 NFL draft

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 12:05pm

According to ESPN, Johnny Manziel has chosen a Texas-based firm to represent him throughout the National Football League draft process and officially submitted draft declaration papers.

Manziel has reportedly signed with Select Sports Group of Houston to be his contract agency and LRMR, The high-profile firm is run by Maverick Carter, the business partner of Miami Heat star, LeBron James.

Manziel was the first-ever freshman and the second Aggie to win the prestigious Heisman Trophy, college football’s top individual honor, by more than 150 first-place votes after a record-setting season.

The Tyler native and Tivy graduate was nationally recruited out of high school as a dual-threat quarterback. In 2013's game against Alabama, Manziel threw for a school record of 464 yards and five touchdowns in the 49 - 42 loss. His primary receiving target, Mike Evans has also already declared for the draft.

Manziel would land either in Cleveland with the No. 4 overall pick or in Oakland at No. 5., reports NFL draft scouts, although the perfect marketing ploy would be to get him to the Houston Texans.

Manziel is expected to be the second quarterback picked in the draft behind Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater.



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