More than a year before Donald Trump announced he was running for president, he was dispensing NFL Draft wisdom. Here’s what he tweeted on May 8, 2014, during the 2014 NFL Draft before the Browns traded back into the first round to take Johnny Manziel with the 22nd overall pick:
Heading into the evening, the big question was whether Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones would be able to pass on Manziel with the No. 16 pick. Jones has since admitted that he wasto drafting the Heisman Trophy winner — wisely, the Cowboys took offensive lineman Zack Martin. In fact, Jones went so far as to say that his son Stephen pretty much had to rip the Manziel draft card during the first round.
“Figuratively speaking, it got close to that,”, three months after the Cowboys let Manziel fall to the Browns. “It certainly was a big debate going on, if no place else other than my mind.”
As for the Browns, Manzielthree months before they actually, you know, drafted him.
And while Manziel wasn’t good during his two NFL seasons, in Trump’s defense, he was exciting, though a lot of that had to do with non-football-related activities, whether it was
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