E.J. Manuel realizing childhood dream by attending NFL Draft

Audio/Story posted April 12, 2013 in Sports, CommRadio, NFL Draft by Patrick Woo


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Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel could be drafted anywhere from the first round to the fifth round or somewhere in between.

The 2013 quarterback draft class has received a lot of criticism and Manuel says he won’t use that as motivation.

“I want to be the best anyway,” the hard-working ACC Championship quarterback said.

Manuel is excited for the NFL Draft where he will be in attendance. It was an opportunity he could not pass up.

“I wanted to make it to the NFL Draft,” Manuel said. “I’ve been watching the draft since I was eight or nine years old. I was one of those kids that would watch the draft from the first to seventh round.” 

Manuel is an intriguing prospect because of his Florida State pedigree, his arm strength and mobility. He says the team that drafts him will get a winner and will be able to run multiple styles of offense.

Manuel also talks about his mother’s victory over cancer, teammates Menelik Watson and Tank Carradine in the draft process and West Virginia receiver Stedman Bailey. 

Listen to the full interview below. 

Patrick Woo is a junior majoring in broadcast journalism, a ComRadio Sports Director and a NFL Draft Show Producer. To contact him, email pwoo3315@gmail.com.