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Johnny Manziel

Wins Over NFL Vets

In Hardcore Training Session

4/24/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0423-ike-taylor-johnny-manziel-getty-01Johnny Football went to Florida ... and left with the support of a whole bunch of NFL vets ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We spoke to Pittsburgh Steelers superstar cornerback Ike Taylor ... who tells us he worked out with Manziel at Coach Tom Shaw's legendary performance camp at the Wide World of Sports Complex back in March. 

Taylor says Manziel showed up to the camp with Jon Gruden to film a project for ESPN -- but when it came time for Johnny to hit the field, dude performed like a champ ... excelling in a variety of passing, timing and accuracy drills.  Taylor says there were a bunch of NFL players working out a the camp that day ... and they were all equally impressed. 

"I like Johnny. He's like a rock star," Taylor says ... "Say what you want, the kid is good. You have to have confidence to play quarterback, and he definetly doesn't lack that."

Ike says he also worked out with Teddy Bridgewater, A.J McCarron and Blake Bortles at Coach Shaw's camp. 

So, we had to ask ... which QB he would take with the #1 pick -- and Taylor said Manziel ... without a doubt. 

"I know one thing for sure, he's gonna perform ... and he's gonna hate to lose."

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1.

Rigby    

Doubt it. He will be another that chokes.... Cough geno smith....

148 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

FUNNY LOSERS.............

148 days ago
3.

Tim    

You don't have to like Johnny Football on a personal level, but if you know anything about football you have to admit the kid is good and he is most likely going to have a nice run in the NFL.

He is a combination of Brett Favre (Strong arm, gunslinger mentality) and Fran Tarkenton (He is dangerous on the run and can pass as well).

Without a doubt in my mind Johnny Football is going to have a nice career in the NFL. On a side note the steal of the draft is going to be whoever lands Aaron Murray in one of the later rounds, this kid is way underrated and is going to have a nice long career in the NFL as well!

148 days ago
4.

Dog And Pony    

Johnny Hollywood is going to be a bust in the NFL.

148 days ago
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bbwlover1969    

Ike Taylor is NOT a superstar. You people should really stop doing sports stories.

148 days ago
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lourdgoogoo    

Johnny needs the right team and system to make it in the NFL. He needs to fall to the second round and go to a team with a veteran QB. If he rides the bench for a few years he could become a starter and be great.

148 days ago
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Gustav LaFong    

Run-Pass QBs don't last long in today's NFL. Johnny will be a flash in the pan.

148 days ago
8.

Lookin4Some65    

Johnny Fumbles may have the media fooled, but most analysts, who actually know the game, will tell you that he'll be a flop...

147 days ago
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Vote2012    

He will not last two full seasons in the NFL....he is all hype by the sports media.

147 days ago
10.

alvinp     

All yall haters he gon to the Browns and they will make the playoffs

147 days ago

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