Johnny Manziel made good impression during visit to Oakland Raiders
In a draft filled with uncertainties and hypotheticals, analysts have speculated on the variety of directions the Oakland Raiders could do with the fifth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Some have suggested the Raiders will bypass drafting a franchise quarterback, while others have hinted that's nothing more than a smokescreen.
The Raiders are at least doing their due diligence at the position, including bringing Johnny Manziel to their Alameda headquarters for a two-day visit earlier this week. So how did the former Texas A&M product fare?
NFL.com reports Manziel made a positive impression with the Raiders during his short stay.
According to NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport, the Raiders didn't feel Manziel was like his reputation at all and left the team facilities with several positive impressions. "Good kid, humble," a source told Rapoport.
The Raiders have reportedly been "enamored" with Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr, so it's not known if Oakland is seriously contemplating drafting Manziel or simply going through the process. Either way, Oakland did appear to come away impressed, and one more interested team can only raise Manziel's soaring draft stock.GALLERY: Johnny Manziel's pro day workout