NFL Draft 2014: Johnny Manziel snapped up by Cleveland Browns

Johnny Manziel waited three hours to be selected by the Cleveland Browns in last night’s NFL Draft.

Manziel, College football’s most talked about player, is heading to Ohio after the Cleveland Browns traded up to snare the quarterback in the first round of the National Football League draft on Thursday.

Known popularly as ‘Johnny Football’, Manziel was selected by the Browns as the 22nd overall choice after waiting almost three hours to hear his name called out.

He may not have gone No 1 and he was not even the first quarterback picked on Thursday, but there was no more popular choice than the 21-year-old from Texas A&M University.

Even before NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced his name, the crowd at the Radio City Music Hall was on its feet, chanting “Johnny, Johnny, Johnny”.

“To get that call was a weight off my shoulders,” said Manziel.

“It’s a dream come true to be a first round pick in the NFL.”

“This is a great day for me, something I’ve dreamed about since I was a little kid.”