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ESPN <3 Manziel

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ESPN brought up Manziel's name 83 times, and referred to him as "Johnny Football" 30 more.

The total of 113 mentions outpaces that of the top five draft picks combined.

#1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney came in second, earning 29 mentions on ESPN.

The network's longest period of time without mentioning Manziel: 18 minutes, 50 seconds—spanning the first three picks of the draft.

 Here's the overall distribution of mentions for all players drafted tonight (thur):

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He drives clicks and viewers (The Golden Calf of Bristol effect). Friggin Skysports wanted the Jags to draft Johnny because the Jags will be playing in London the next few years.

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