May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) on stage with fellow draft prospects before the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2014: Vikings Tried Trading Up For Johnny Manziel, Were Beaten By Browns


Call it the Revenge of the Browns.

In a scenario no one with any rational sense could have seen coming, the Cleveland Browns outmaneuvered the Minnesota Vikings in landing Johnny Manziel.

Per Jay Glazer, the Vikings were trying to make a trade back into the #22 spot overall to grab Manziel, whom they passed on with the #9 selection.

But Cleveland came at the last second with a better offer, got the pick from Philadelphia and took Manziel.

Leaving the Vikings on the outside looking in.

The Vikings earlier in the evening had wrested a fifth rounder away from Cleveland by trading down one spot with them to #9 and selecting Anthony Barr.

The Vikings reportedly had considered trading down farther than #9 but were concerned about losing Barr.

They got Barr, but lost Manziel.

How will fans feel knowing the Vikings wanted Manziel but passed on him, then failed to get him on the second try?

Not too happy I’m guessing.

So the team the Vikings infamously fleeced back in 2012 comes back to make life miserable for them in 2014?

What goes around comes around, I guess.

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