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With fourth overall draft pick, Browns linked to dynamic, debated quarterback Johnny Manziel

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    ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, MAY 3-4 - FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2013, file photo, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) warms up before the start of the Chick-fil-A Bowl NCAA college football game against Duke in Atlanta. Manziel is a 2012 Heisman Trophy winner was one of most exciting and productive players in college football history. He is a top prospect in the upcoming NFL draft. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File) (The Associated Press)

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    Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, left, watches a voluntary minicamp workout at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio Thursday, May 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) (The Associated Press)

Can Johnny Manziel answer the Browns' prayers at quarterback?

The most polarizing player to enter the NFL draft in years, the dynamic Texas A&M quarterback has been linked to Cleveland. The Browns own the No. 4 overall pick next week and have been seeking a franchise QB for more than a decade. Manziel's name has been floating around coach Mike Pettine's first voluntary minicamp this week.

Manziel's ability to succeed at the pro level has been debated for months, and there are questions about his character off the field.

The Browns have spent significant time with Manziel, and general manager Ray Farmer says he has "no reservations with who Johnny is. He's a good young man."

Cleveland linebacker Quentin Groves believes the team is mature enough to handle all that comes along with Johnny Football.


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