Johnny Manziel will participate in a pro day workout for NFL scouts on Thursday, March 27th at Texas A&M's indoor football facility in College Station. Manziel, who declined to throw at the NFL Combine last month, spent much of the offseason working with his private QB coach George Whitfield, who told Sports Illustrated's MMQB, "It's going to come down a cold, isolated execution of a workout the NFL wants to see."
The event is closed to the public, but that won't stop some dignitaries (and imagined dignitaries) from attending:
Gov. Perry and Pres. Bush 44 are among those expected at Manziel's pro day. Biggest pro day ever at A&M.— Charean Williams (@NFLCharean) March 26, 2014
The Houston Texans are sending three representatives to analyze Manziel's workout: Head coach Bill O'Brien, GM Rick Smith, and QB coach George Godsey. This same group attended workouts for UCF's Blake Bortles and Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater.
NFL Network: 90 minutes of live coverage from 10:30 am to Noon CT. (Find out the channel number here.)
ESPN: Live reports during NFL Insiders at 2:30 pm CT; NFL Live at 3:00 pm CT
Gruden's Quarterback Camp: ESPN will debut the series with Johnny Manziel on Thursday evening at 6:00 pm CT. Coverage will include the film session and onfield workouts. Here is a preview of the show.
Streaming: ESPN will have a Live Feed on Watch ESPN beginning at 10:30 am CT.
Manziel's pro day is sure to be the most hyped pro day in the history of QBs casually throwing the ball around in their pajamas. It remains to be seen whether Manziel will be able to quiet concerns about his size with a stellar workout on Thursday.
Also of note, A&M's star WR Mike Evans will be one of the players catching passes from Manziel during the workout. We'll be watching his performance closely (along with all of the NFL scouts).
What looks like an advance copy of Manziel's pro day script came across our Twitter feed (we'll let you determine the authenticity):
UPDATE: The photo and associated Twitter account have been deleted, so we're guessing someone got in trouble for sharing that.