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There will be plenty of critics of this suggestion because of how polarizing Johnny Manziel is, but let me elaborate on what could have been a blockbuster pick for the city of Nashville.
First and foremost, the Titans organization has become stale. No playoff berths since 2008 will do that to an organization. Manziel would have, at the very least, provided a jolt of energy to this franchise.
As good as I expect Taylor Lewan to be, the pick didn't make sense for a team that is coming off of a mediocre 7-9 season. The Titans can't afford to simply add quality depth with an 11th overall pick.
Teams that already have strong nuclei make depth picks in the draft, not teams that are in the Titans' position.
We're already seeing that Manziel will have to win the starting role with the Cleveland Browns, and the Titans could have taken the same approach with Manziel and Jake Locker. They could have made Manziel prove himself in training camp and still have had him as a backup plan in 2015. This is essentially what they're doing with Zach Mettenberger, who has plenty of questions outside of his strong arm.
There isn't a lot of risk carried with Mettenberger simply because he was taken so late in the draft. However, Manziel would've given the Titans a chance to return to the NFL spotlight.
Mettenberger may end up becoming a quality NFL quarterback, but I like Manziel's combination of skills and star power way more.
It would've been worth the risk for the Titans.