Report: Johnny Manziel in Oakland visiting with Raiders
Quarterback Johnny Manziel is visiting with the Oakland Raiders over the next two days ahead of next month's NFL draft, ESPN.com's Adam Schefter reported Sunday.
According to Schefter, the former Texas A&M standout will spend Sunday and Monday visiting with Oakland officials. He flew to Oakland Sunday morning after spending Saturday night at the Final Four in Arlington, Texas.
The Raiders own the No. 5 overall pick in the 2014 draft. Manziel is widely expected to be a top 10 selection, but SI.com's writers project he could go anywhere from first overall (to the Houston Texans) to eighth overall (to the Minnesota Vikings). ESPN.com's Mel Kiper has also projected he will go eighth to the Vikings.
Oakland traded for Texans quarterback Matt Schaub last month, but Manziel could ultimately serve as a long-term solution to the franchise's quarterback problems. The 32-year-old Schaub had by far the worst season of his NFL career last year with the Texans. In 10 games, he threw for just 10 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. His quarterback rating was 73.0. MORE COVERAGE: SI's top 64 prospects in the 2014 draft; Johnny Manziel's pro day workout