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Donning shoulder pads and a helmet to a throwing session, Johnny Manziel performed for his wide spanning audience. 75 team officials, eight head coaches and eight general managers were in attendance to watch him sling 65 throws at Texas A&M’s indoor facility. Only three passes were incomplete (two hit the turf), and Johnny Football ended the session with a bomb to collegiate teammate and prospective top-15 draft pick Mike Evans.
While Manziel was seeking a perfect throwing round, he acknowledged that he accomplished his deeper goal: “We wanted to show that we didn’t have anything to hide, that we could come out here and go through our seven-step footwork and go through all the footwork that we thought that these guys want to see.”
Both ESPN and NFL Network aired the “event” live. Former league MVP Aaron Rodgers was both amazed and displeased with the proceedings, tweeting these widely held beliefs: