EJ Manuel Scouting Report

NFL Draft > 2013 Prospects > QB > EJ Manuel

EJ Manuel Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: ACC
School: Florida State Seminoles
Year/Status: Senior
Jersey Number: #3
Height & Weight: 6'5 - 240 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Third Round
Drafted 1.16 in 2013 by BUF

2013 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.65
Vertical jump34.0
Broad jump118
Three-cone drill7.08
20-yard shuttle4.21

2013 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

EJ Manuel, QB, Florida State

Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel has ideal NFL height and size. The leader of the Seminoles the past two seasons, he has an inconsistent style of play that will require a lot of refinement in the NFL.

Arm strength doesn't quite match up to his size. Long release will need to be shortened. Telegraphs passes by tapping at the football. Needs to set his feet and step into throws to get adequate zip on football. Mobility is above-average and keeps his eyes upfield when flushed from the pocket. Doesn't rely on feet to extend plays as often as one might expect considering his agility in tight spaces and solid burst in the open field.

Accuracy is up and down. Short arms deep passes at times and must continue to work at not placing throws. Footwork needs to be cleaned up. Throws off-balance when uncomfortable in the pocket. A beat late on some passes will get him in trouble. Works through progressions reasonably well, but needs to be more decisive in his throws.

Manuel projects as a third round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Last Updated Feb-20-2013 by Matt De Lima

1 Comment | Add Yours
Prediction: 2nd Round

Has Philadelphia Eagle written all over him if they don't snag Geno Smith with the #4 pick. May have to trade back into the 1st to snag him though.

Posted by:
CortezKennedy96HOF 04/19/13 05:17 AM