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A changed Johnny Football? Manziel on a mission to be No. 1 pick Published: February 14, 2014

Johnny Manziel says he's not the guy portrayed on the Internet.

Instead, he says he's the guy the Houston Texans should take with the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Manziel is currently in California preparing for the NFL Draft with quarterbacks guru George Whitfield.

"I want them to know who I really am," Manziel told the Houston Chronicle. "I'm going to try to let people know who I really am deep down in my core and that I'm not the guy who does whatever is portrayed on the Internet."

In the Houston Chronicle's piece on Manziel, the Texas A&M cult hero tries to separate himself from his "Johnny Football" persona.

"Johnny Football is the stuff you see on TMZ," he says. "There's part of that folktale that goes along with it and tries to twist me into somebody I'm not all the time.

"Johnny Manziel is the guy that -- whether it's Houston, Jacksonville, Cleveland or Oakland – you'll have to drag off that field before I stop playing for those guys. I'm going to fight until there's no time left on the clock. That's Johnny Manziel."

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