Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron are two of the top collegiate quarterbacks in the nation. While both are obviously outstanding football players, Manziel is the quarterback you want if you are looking for a player to build your team around.
It is difficult to compare the two because McCarron has been a starter for two years, while Manziel only has 13 games on his resume. McCarron did not start his first game until he was a redshirt sophomore during his third year at Alabama.
Manziel is not entering his third year at Texas A&M and will be a redshirt sophomore in 2013. The talent surrounding each player on their respective teams also has to be taken into consideration.
During his two seasons leading the Crimson Tide, McCarron has played alongside seven NFL first-round draft picks. During his one season as the quarterback at A&M, Manziel has played with one player selected in the first round of the NFL draft.
Their situations are different, but it is still possible to make a valid comparison. This is a comparison of how McCarron and Manziel measure up against each other.