"I want you to know that almost as I was handing in the card, it was that close to putting that Manziel card in. It was that close," Jones said to the NFL Network.
Jones said he would think about the selection for the rest of his career, but ultimately says he made the right decision by going with Martin.
"I looked over to my son, Stephen, our chief executive officer, and I said 'I took the right pick.' ... He was the top player by three players on our board at the time that we were sitting there looking at him," Jones said.