The NFL made a mistake with Drew Brees in 2001.
The league made another mistake with Russell Wilson in 2012.
The NFL will not repeat those mistakes with Johnny Manziel.
Manziel is finishing up his second season at Texas A&M, but it’s his third year on campus, having redshirted in 2011. That makes him eligible for the 2014 NFL draft if he elects to leave school early.