Manziel ready to prove Browns wrong if they pass on him

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Record-Courier staff report

Johnny Manziel is prepared to make any team that doesn't draft him regret it.

According to a report by NBC's Sports' Pro Football Talk, citing FOX Sports' Jay Glazer, the Cleveland Browns would be a part of that list.

Pro Football Talk reported on Wednesday that the Browns would not use their fourth pick on the intriguing but divisive Texas A&M quarterback.

Glazer was quoted as saying: "Let me just stop you right there, ok? ESPN has reported all night that the Cleveland Browns are taking Johnny Manziel, and I am here to tell you they are not," Glazer said. "NFL Network -- I know they had come out and said well Jimmy Haslam has told everybody in the room that he wants it to happen -- that is not happening. In fact, it's the other way."

"Jimmy Haslam has walked into the Brown's draft room and said, 'Hey guys, this is not what I do for a living, it's what you do for a living. Whatever you do, I trust.' There has not been some edict I guess. I have no idea where that came from, but that's not happening," Glazer was quoted as saying.

On Wednesday, Manziel said he feels that any team that chooses to pass on him will regret it later.

"I believe they will, personally," Manziel said at a league-sponsored function in New York. "I know in my heart how good I want to be and how committed I am to this game."

Manziel has long been the most polarizing prospect in the draft with some scouts claiming him to be a sure-fire impact player, while others worry about his ability to stay healthy and size to the point where they say they would pass on the Heisman Trophy winner.

Truthfully, only those inside the walls of their respective NFL teams truly know how they stand on evaluating Manziel and until tonight's draft, nobody else will know either.

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