Former TCU and NFL great LaDainian Tomlinson, now an analyst for NFL Network, said the Dallas Cowboys should pass on a quarterback with the No. 4 pick in the draft this season.
“They’ve got Tony Romo for probably three more seasons, there’s no reason to go there yet,” said Tomlinson, who was one of the honored guests at Wednesday’s TCU Legends Luncheon at the Fort Worth Club. “My thing is there’s more things to address on the personnel side. So I think it’s a situation where you take the best player on your board, at that time, that’s not a quarterback.”
The NFL Draft is April 28-30 in Chicago.
Tomlinson also said while disappointing early on, Johnny Manziel will get at least one more shot with another NFL team if the Cleveland Browns make good on a threat to release the former Texas A&M quarterback and first-round draft choice.
“You can’t get these years back,” Tomlinson said. “I wish I could always go back and be in my prime and a guy like that has to realize it can end quickly.
“For him, he’s a lightening rod both on and off the field. Factor in being a Heisman Trophy winner and if you’re just as electric off the field as you are on it, then a lot of people want to follow him to see what he does next.”