Every now and then in sports there comes along a figure of such a magnetic, charismatic nature that he/she is indeed larger than life. These people are born with some rare spark that makes them leaders among men. They inspire a contagious fire and drive in their peers that nothing else can come close to. They quicken those around them gifting strength when none is had and provoke greatness in common men. In the NFL they are men like Walter Payton, Joe Montana, Lawrence Taylor and Johnny Unitas. They are all great players in their own right but they are also much more than that. They are icons. Emblems of their respective teams. Emblems of the NFL. They are rare, but they are still out there waiting to come into light.
Sometimes these players can be eccentric or prone to outrageous tendencies. If the player is yet to be drafted this can cause uncertainty and doubt among the scores of scouts and GM's on the hunt for the next superstar. There is high risk and there are higher ceilings.
"If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary"
There is a player in this years draft that I believe has the talent, charisma and leadership qualities to become a true NFL icon. He also carries with him more than his fair share of audacity and a large pair of cojones. Large enough to wear a Tebow jersey to a Texas frat party. He is Johnny Manziel or, as he has come to be known, Johnny Football.