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Where will Johnny Manziel land?
The former Texas A&M quarterback is the most polarizing player at the top of this draft, and the combine weigh-in could be critical to his future destination.
To his credit, Manziel says he will clock in shorter than his listed height in college, per NFL.com's Chase Goodbread:
He's listed at 6-1 on the Texas A&M roster, but won't measure that, he said.
"I'm going to measure 6 feet -- I'm 72 inches on the dot," Manziel said. "If they want to try to jump on my shoulders and squish me down, it's not going to be any less than that."
Like every other measurable at the combine -- and even some of the immeasurables -- there are no secrets. Manziel coming up an inch shorter than his TAMU listing was going to come out in Indianapolis, anyway. Now, perhaps, it won't be quite as big a story that he's admitted to a phantom inch.
For his sake, hopefully he only loses one inch.
UPDATE: February 21
At the combine, Manziel officially measured in at 5'11.75", 207 pounds with 9.875" hands, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The size concerns might not matter, though. Reports of his draft stock are glowing as of late, with the likes of Jim Harbaugh praising him.
The Houston Texans reportedly like Manziel as their potential top pick too, according to Russ Lande of Sports on Earth (h/t Ryan Wilson of CBSSports.com). Will his measurements halt the Johnny Football train?