"I think it would be extremely cool," the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner said. "I’m a Texas guy, born and raised in Texas. I’ve never really left the state. For them to have the first pick means a lot to me."
Surrounded at the podium by a swollen press corps, Manziel explained what makes him a unique
"I play the game with a lot of heart and a lot of passion that really is unrivaled," Manziel said. "It’s the way I was brought up, the way that I was taught from when I started playing competitive football in high school."
In a Houston Chronicle article last week by John McClain, Manziel discussed the Texans and how they would regret it if they chose someone else first overall. The Aggie signal caller wanted to clarify some things.
"The main thing I wanted to portray that was more in the subplots of the article," Manziel said.
Texans general manager Rick Smith met with the media shortly after Manziel, and said he had no problem with the Heisman winner's comments about the Texans and the first pick.
"He's a colorful, confident guy," Smith said. "You've got to appreciate that about him. I don't have a problem with that."
Manziel spoke at the start of the noon hour, and head coach Bill O'Brien followed at 12:15. Smith was at the podium at 12:30.