Cleveland Browns worst pick No. 2: QB Johnny Manziel – taken 22nd overall in the 2014 draft
Over a decade after rejoining the league in 1999, the Cleveland Browns were still looking for their franchise quarterback. It was the 2014 NFL Draft and Texas A&M gun-slinger Johnny Manziel was arguably the most electrifying college football player in history.
However, he was pretty polarizing. Some analysts had him as a first overall pick talent, and some said he was everything but a first round pick and his style would never translate in the NFL.
His play style was not the only issue, though. The character concerns were very troubling and it scared several teams away. He was labeled as immature and it seemed like he cared more about his brand and image instead of studying the playbook and being a leader.
These concerns were proven to be true once he got to Cleveland. He was constantly out parting, wearing disguises to sneak off the Vegas, not studying the playbook, and flipping off opposing teams benches. He played only two seasons in the NFL, both in Cleveland, and went 2-6 as a starter.
His play on the field was sporadic and it was obvious that his college style of running around and throwing the ball up to Mike Evans didn’t translate to the pro level. Johnny “Football” was a major disappointment.