Johnny Manziel could return to Texas A&M, depending on his NFL Draft projection

Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

The reigning Heisman winner says he will "probably" return to school if he's projected to be drafted outside of the first round.

Johnny Football doesn't quite know where he'll be playing next year yet.

Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel says his decision on whether or not to return to the school will be impacted by his draft stock projection and whether or not the league thinks he'll be taken in the first round:

Manziel was asked on The Dan Patrick Show what he would do if his draft projection isn't first-round favorable, Manziel paused before answering, then said: "I don't know what I would do. It would be a decision I would have to make with my family, and see what was best for me. It would probably mean returning to A&M another year. I still have a big choice ahead either way."

After becoming the first freshman ever to win the Heisman award in 2012, Manziel had a strong sophomore campaign, even though his statistics dropped. The sophomore led the Aggies to an 8-4 record with 41 total touchdowns and more than 4,400 total yards -- slightly down from his 47 touchdown, 5,000-plus yard performance last season.

Many quarterbacks are expected to be taken early in this year's draft, and our own Mocking the Draft has Manziel going 20th to the Arizona Cardinals.

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