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Johnny Manziel and family ready for the NFL Draft

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Many Texans fans are dreaming of Johnny Manziel ending up in Houston. As if Texans executives are hanging out in Tyler, there's even a billboard up in the Rose City, encouraging the franchise to keep Manziel in Texas.

No matter where the quarterback ends up, though, the Heisman winner and his family can't wait to for the next chapter in the Johnny Football story. “Johnny and I went fishing last Monday together, and we were talking about it, and he said 'Pop, I'm just ready to get this thing over with,'" Johnny's grandfather Jerry Loggins said.

In some ways, things will just be beginning for Manziel when his name is called during the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night. Grandparents Jerry and Lyana Loggins will be watching with anticipation.

“We are excited about it," Jerry said. "We are having friends of ours over at the house and several couples. We are just going to enjoy it.”

The former Heisman trophy winner, meanwhile, will have plenty of support with him in New York.

“My mom, dad, and sister will be here," Johnny said. "I mean, I just feel like we have been through a lot the last few years, whether it's scrutiny or a lot of people coming into our lives. It will be great to fulfill a lifelong dream of mine.”

At this point, it’s anyone’s guess where Johnny will land in the draft. If the Manziels had it their way, a trip down I-45 on Sunday’s would be ideal.

“He would like to go to Houston and of course, we would like him to go to Houston too," Loggins said. "It would save us a lot of trips to DFW airport."

Cleveland, St. Louis, Jacksonville, and even Tampa Bay are other possible landing spots for the electrifying quarterback. But no matter where he goes, Johnny says," I think everything will work out the way its suppose to. Like I said whether its 1 or 200 I just want to play football. For me I'm just going to into whatever situation I am picked to and pour my heart out for that team, for that fan base, and for that organization."

And if Manziel happens to fall tomorrow night?" Johnny carries a chip on his shoulder, and the further he goes down, I believe the harder he is going to try to show everyone else they were wrong," Loggins said.

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