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Wed, 22 May 2013 13:30:16 -0700
Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said QB EJ Manuel needs to work on all parts of his game to become a better quarterback. "He's a young man that's got to work on a lot of things from footwork to progressions to plays to formations, everything. Defenses in the NFL are obviously a little different. He's got to work on that too. He's got to work on everything," Hackett said.
Mon, 20 May 2013 10:14:07 -0700
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel said it has been easy to pick up the team's offense, which he said is less complicated than the system he learned at Florida State. "The funny thing is it's easier to learn than the offense I had at Florida State," he said. "It's a true West Coast-type progression offense. That's really what I wanted when I was coming through the pre-draft process. I wanted something that I could just go in and say 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, check it down and run it. That's it, it's that simple. I love it." Manuel has spent extensive time working with offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.
Fantasy Tip: Manuel will compete with Kevin Kolb and Tarvaris Jackson for the starting QB job this summer. If Manuel wins it, consider him a weak backup quarterback in just his rookie season. Manuel could be a decent signal caller in the long term, but Buffalo will need a proven receiver opposite Stevie Johnson in order to make a significant impact.
Sun, 19 May 2013 18:29:19 -0700
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel, the team's first-round pick at No. 16 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft, is the club's only unsigned draft pick following the agreement with WR Robert Woods Sunday, May 19.
Fri, 17 May 2013 11:05:42 -0700
Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley did not rule out the possibility of QB EJ Manuel being the starting quarterback this season. Whaley said the team likes Manuel's work ethic and leadership abilities but that he will have to compete for the job.
Mon, 13 May 2013 13:22:28 -0700
Buffalo Bills QB Tarvaris Jackson received the first snaps during organized team activities Monday, May 13. He was followed by QB Kevin Kolb and EJ Manuel. Head coach Doug Marrone said the quarterback rotation likely will change daily.
Wed, 01 May 2013 09:31:24 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone indicated QBs EJ Manuel, Kevin Kolb and Tarvaris Jackson will split reps with the first-team offense once offseason workouts begin.
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 20:53:42 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone indicated Tuesday, April 30, that the team's research indicated they needed a strong-armed quarterback that could handle poor or wet weather conditions like the weather in Buffalo in the fall and winter. When the team worked out QB EJ Manuel in private, the weather was not cooperative. There were thunderstorms, and it was windy, in Tallahassee, but Manuel performed well. That solidified the team's feelings Manuel could do well in poor weather.
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:23:04 -0700
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix said one of the reasons the team selected QB EJ Manuel was his strong arm, which will help him in Buffalo. "I've said this before, I think you need to be able to play in the wind and the cold," Nix said. "He's got huge hands, and he's really strong. As far as arm strength, he might depend on that a little too much. He may need some refining as far as some touch. But as far as arm strength, there's no question. He is a huge man."
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:12:57 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said QB EJ Manuel will be part of the competition for the starting quarterback job during training camp.
Fantasy Tip: Manuel will be competing with Kevin Kolb and Tarvaris Jackson for the starting job and could win the starting job if he does well during training camp and the preseason. He would be a weak No. 2 quarterback or a flier pick as a No. 3 quarterback if he does start Week 1.
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 05:53:51 -0700
The Buffalo Bills' selection of QB EJ Manuel in the first round of the NFL Draft likely means the team will incorporate the read-option as part of their offensive scheme.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 19:01:11 -0700
The Buffalo Bills selected Florida State QB EJ Manuel with the 16th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
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Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:24:55 -0700
Florida State QB EJ Manuel has seen his draft stock soar of the final week heading into the 2013 NFL Draft, and he was considered a second-day pick that could fall into the third or fourth round a few months ago. The Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills and New York Jets have shown interest and they all pick within the first 15 picks. "They want me pretty bad," Manuel said of the Eagles. Manuel would be an extreme reach for Philadelphia's fourth overall pick, though, since they already have QBs Michael Vick and Nick Foles on roster. However, some analysts think Manuel will be gone by the Eagles' 35th overall pick in the second round. The Jets also have two first-round picks, the Browns pick sixth overall and the Bills have the eighth selection.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:00:32 -0700
There is buzz that Florida State QB EJ Manuel could be selected in the top 20 of the first round of the NFL draft.
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:43:49 -0700
The Pittsburgh Steelers have spent a lot of time meeting with QB EJ Manuel over the last month. The team is intrigued with Manuel's arm strength and athleticism.
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 17:02:46 -0700
West Virginia QB Geno Smith could easily fall out of the Top 10 of the 2013 NFL Draft. Where his slide ends up from there will likely impact where Southern California QB Matt Barkley, North Carolina State QB Mike Glennon, Florida State QB EJ Manuel and Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib wind up.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:20:23 -0700
The Cleveland Browns will have a private workout with Florida State QB EJ Manuel Saturday, April 20.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:44:58 -0700
Florida State QB EJ Manuel said he believes he will be taken in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:12:31 -0700
Florida State QB EJ Manuel said the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets and Buffalo Bills, who own top 10 picks in the NFL Draft, have all made him feel like there's a good chance they'll select him. "I feel really good about the Philadelphia Eagles, I feel really good about the Buffalo Bills, I feel really good about the New York Jets," Manuel said. "I met with even more teams than that, but those are some of the teams I feel really confident in. I know they need quarterbacks, I know they want quarterbacks, they have brand new coaching staffs and things like that, so they want a fresh start. They want an energetic kind of quarterback to come in and play."
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 11:12:56 -0700
The New York Jets are scheduled to meet with Florida State QB EJ Manuel Wednesday, April 10, and Thursday, April 11.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 12:13:44 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to meet with Florida State QB EJ Manuel next week.
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 10:48:21 -0700
Florida State QB EJ Manuel said he expects to be selected in the first or second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. "So I'm pretty sure I've impressed a lot of decision-makers within these franchises, so draft day is gonna be great. Whether I go in the first or second round, I'll still be happy," Manuel said.
Sun, 31 Mar 2013 18:15:53 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese was in Tallahassee, Fla. Friday, March 29, for a workout with Florida State QB EJ Manuel.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 08:48:20 -0700
The Cleveland Browns will hold a private workout with Florida State QB EJ Manuel April 5, according to a league source.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 08:35:03 -0700
Florida State QB EJ Manuel worked out for the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, March 28.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 08:32:47 -0700
Florida State QB EJ Manuel has a workout with the Cincinnati Bengals Friday, March 29, according to league sources.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 07:00:03 -0700
Florida State QB EJ Manuel said he believes he will go in the first round of the NFL Draft. Manuel's stock has been on the rise since meeting with teams. "I think I have a really good chance to go in the first round of the draft," Manuel said. "If a team wants to take a shot on me - and I think they should, they'll get a great quarterback - somebody who is really going to help their franchise."
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 09:36:49 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said the team will hold a private workout with Florida State QB EJ Manuel later in the month.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 07:16:09 -0700
Florida State QB EJ Manuel said he has private workouts scheduled soon with the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 07:13:10 -0700
Florida State QB EJ Manuel will have dinner with the Buffalo Bills Sunday, March 24, before working out for them Monday, March 25.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 07:11:57 -0700
Florida State QB EJ Manuel will have a private workout Saturday, March 23, with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Sun, 24 Feb 2013 20:46:17 -0800
Florida State QB EJ Manuel posted an official time of 4.65 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 24. Manuel also posted a 34-inch vertical leap, leading all quarterbacks, and he finished with a 9-foot-10 length in the broad jump.
Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:02:19 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid have met with West Virginia QB Geno Smith, Southern California QB Matt Barkley, University of Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson, North Carolina State QB Mike Glennon, Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib, Miami (Ohio) QB Zac Dysert and University of Tennessee QB Tyler Bray at the NFL Scouting Combine. The team is scheduled to meet with Florida State QB EJ Manuel Saturday, Feb. 23.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:55:59 -0800
Florida State QB EJ Manuel is going to have a chance to prove he's capable of being a first-round pick in the draft at the NFL Scouting Combine. He is very athletic, but the combine is very important for him, especially with regard to the physical testing that he'll get to take part in.
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:37:28 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles may consider taking Florida State QB EJ Manuel at some point during the 2013 NFL Draft.
Sat, 26 Jan 2013 16:42:23 -0800
Florida State QB EJ Manuel was named the Most Outstanding player of the 2013 Senior Bowl after throwing and running for a touchdown during the game.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:23:48 -0800
Florida State QB EJ Manuel said he believes he would be a fit for the Carolina Panthers because he believes he has a similar style to QB Cam Newton.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:16:49 -0800
Florida State QB EJ Manuel said he would prefer to join an NFL team that has uncertainty at the quarterback position because it would give him a chance to start earlier but is willing to enter any situation. "It would be (more appealing)," said Manuel. "To be able to go in and obviously still work hard because nobody is going to give you a position. Every team still has good players with veterans there, and those are the guys I would learn from, but whatever situation I go into I'm going to go in and work hard."
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:10:59 -0800
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix said head coach Doug Marrone and the team's scouts have met with all of the quarterbacks at the Senior Bowl. The team met with Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib, North Carolina State QB Mike Glennon, Miami (OH) QB Zac Dysert, Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson, Florida State QB EJ Manuel and Oklahoma QB Landry Jones.
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:13:16 -0800
NFL draft prospect QB EJ Manuel met with Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly Monday, Jan. 21. Manuel said he had a great conversation with Kelly.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:01:13 -0800
The Cincinnati Bengals appear to be searching for a backup quarterback to QB Andy Dalton with QB Bruce Gradkowski headed for free agency this offseason. However, they don't want to push Dalton out of the starting role, so they are unlikely to use early draft picks on a QB. Bengals quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese will take a look at North Carolina State QB Mike Glennon, Florida State QB EJ Manuel, Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson, Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib and University of Miami QB Zac Dysert this week. Glennon has been receiving the most praise from evaluators, and they believe he might be in the best position to succeed immediately in the NFL.
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 18:59:01 -0800
Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson, Florida State QB EJ Manuel and North Carolina State QB Mike Glennon are already on the roster as quarterback invites who have accepted spots in the Senior Bowl.