Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Shaun King is attempting to make a career in the business of NFL punditry -- and he is aiming high in order to make a name for himself.
Per Glenn Erby of FootBasket.com, King spoke with Newsday recently and had some choice words for how Manziel's talents will translate to the NFL:
I’m telling you I think he’s going to be a bust. I don’t have anything against him, but I have to be honest. I don’t see how the things he does [in college] translate to the next level. How do you duplicate what he did [at A&M]? You don’t. In the NFL, that ends up being the Mark Sanchez butt fumble.
Let me go down the list of things he doesn’t do,” King said. “He’s got terrible footwork, maybe the worst of any quarterback in this class. He doesn’t throw on balance, doesn’t throw on rhythm, rarely steps into his throws. Half the time, he jumps in the air on his throws. In the NFL, everything is about precision, about timing. The margin of error is so thin, and that’s why footwork is so important.
King also stated that he would draft Manziel no earlier than the fourth round, placing himself firmly in the camp of Manziel's detractors which seems to grow exponentially as we get closer to this weekend's draft.