Tipsheet: Manziel draft stock dipping
• By Jeff Gordon
NFL Draft stocks soar and plummet long after college players quit playing games.
Team executives, coaches and scouts start talking themselves into or out of drafting certain players. So far this year, the scuttlebutt has Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel taking a big hit.
That is not ideal for the Rams, a team seeking to maximize the value of the second overall pick. Jeff Fisher, Les Snead and Co. want all the top prospects to trend up so that multiple teams bid on the No. 2 slot.
The best possible scenario had Manziel going to his home state Texans with the first overall pick. But that seems increasingly unlikely to occur.