Padres Drafted Johnny Manziel In 28th Round
The Padres reportedly drafted Johnny Manziel as a shortstop in the 28th round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft:
Manziel was listed as a shortstop for Texas A&M, although he never played for the Aggies as he focused on football.
You are probably more familiar with Johnny Manziel from his exploits in football — the Cleveland Browns drafted him in the first round, 22nd overall, of the recent NFL draft.
It’s not unheard of for a team to draft a two-sport star where baseball is clearly on the back burner.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 4th round of the 2010 draft, but as with Wilson, you can expect Johnny Manziel to focus on football rather than baseball.
Johnny Manziel is thankful for the Padres drafting him though, even though this is more than likely just a publicity stunt.
— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) June 7, 2014