Either a 2nd round pick or a 3rd or 4th rounder with some "spare parts".
I think the TiCats keep him. 8)
If anyone thinks Manziel will be a star better state it NOW.
Any retro analysis like
"I knew Manziel was going to be something, Austin botched an asset, this is like Calvillo all over again blah blah"
Will be laughed at and scorned.
The guy did win a Heisman trophy, apparently as a freshman, and has come from the Texas A&M football program. He does have some chops. And to be honest, I didn't always make the smartest choices in my behaviour when I was in my early 20s, but managed to live through it and (he says modestly) turn out pretty normal.
Whatever happens, I wish him the best, but I really don't know enough about the guy and his football prowess to predict whether or not he would be a "star" in the CFL. From what I have read on this forum, it looks like, in terms of football, he could be a top-level QB. The question is whether he has, or can, turn his personal life around.
Cautionary tale on Heisman Trophy winner: Troy Smith.
Boyz Raw football talent he blows the doors off Zack and Masoli if he can resurrect his career and this could be the next Doug Flutie type story we have nothing to lose with this team that needs a total rebuild .
Well, Saskatchewan won't pay much for his rights. They don't need him, they've got Brandon Bridge! Three TD passes and the win in his first start for the team...not too shabby.
Troy was an after thought as an NFL 5th round draft pick. Still a very solid CFL prospect that did not make it for whatever reasons.