The Pro Football Hall of Famer, who was taken as a 10th-round future pick in the 1964 draft out of Navy by the Dallas Cowboys, thinks Manziel will have the same impact as a certain Super Bowl-winning quarterback.
"I think Manziel is a Russell Wilson-type player," Staubach said Wednesday on NFL Network. "He doesn't have the height, [but] he has a strong arm and he throws with accuracy."
"I just think there's something about this kid -- the quickness," he added. "Today in the league, the quarterbacks can fly; we weren't allowed to do that. I think Manziel is going to be a valuable player in the NFL."
The Houston Texans have the top pick in the draft, which will be May 8-10 in New York City.