By Josh Sanchez
March 07, 2014

Johnny Manziel not good fit for Houston Texans in 2014 NFL draft, says expert Johnny Manziel lacks the pocket presence of other passers in the 2014 NFL draft. (Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

The Houston Texans are expected to consider former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel as a potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft because of his ability to put fans in the seats and his local connection to the team.

However, according to ESPN and Scout Inc.'s Todd McShay, Manziel may not be a fit for the Texans like most have assumed.

"From talking to guys I trust, I just don't think Manziel is the fit for the Texans," McShay said, via

New Texans head coach Bill O'Brien is a fiery, passionate man who loves the game of football so it would appear on the surface that his personality would mesh with Manziel, but Johnny Football lacks the size, pocket presence and maturity off the field that O'Brien has grown to appreciate.

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O'Brien is believed to prefer a sturdier quarterback in the pocket, so UCF's Blake Bortles (6-foot-5, 232 pounds) seems like the more natural fit.

Bortles was able to lead the UCF Knights into State College to upend O'Brien's Nittany Lions last season, possibly leaving the Houston coach smitten. McShay may be on to something with his sources, but only time will tell with the draft still two months away.

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