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Three top quarterbacks already invited to the draft

Manziel

Ron Jaworski may not be willing to take Johnny Manziel in the first three rounds of the 2014 draft, but the NFL is willing to bet someone will take him, earlier rather than later.

Gil Brandt of NFL.com said Thursday that Manziel and two other big-name quarterbacks already have been invited to the May 8 draft. The others are Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater. (Manziel is pictured with Bridgewater.)

Each is expected to go in round one. Then again, so was Geno Smith a year ago, and he ended up sitting in the green room for all 32 picks on the first night of the draft.

For Manziel, Bortles, and Bridgewater, all three could be taken in the top 10 -- possibly the top five.

It’s unknown whether any, some, or all of the trio of quarterbacks will accept the invitation.