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Fat Elvis 02-22-2013 10:34 PM

I'm calling it now: EJ Manuel will the #1 pick by the Chiefs
 
I know this won't be popular, but I think this will be the guy that the Chiefs pick as their franchise QB. There are a couple of reasons for this: 1) I think mentally and in terms of leadership, this guy will knock it out of the park at the combine. This guy knows real adversity. This past year he played ball and kept his head in the game even though his mother was battling cancer. 2) He doesn't fold during big games. He is only the second college QB in history to win four straight bowl games. 3) He played in a pro-style offense while at FSU. 4) He has the measurables to be a truly franchise QB-- he can both pass and run (if needed) giving our O an added dimension we hadn't had in the past. 5) He isn't afraid of competition; he went to the senior bowl and wound up MVP. 6) The guy is tough as nails; he played with a broken leg during the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl Game in a Victory over Notre Dame.

Yeah, he has quite a few negatives, and a lot of you just flat out hate him--but given Dorsey's comments about how impressed he was with Russell Wilson's interview last year--I think Manuel will give a similar impression of his leadership and maturity to coaches this year.

Reid isn't afraid to take a QB that others rate lower than the consensus; McNabb was the 4th rated QB in his class when Andy drafted him.

While at this point I'd still rather have Geno, I'm prepping myself to like Manuel as I think he has a chnace to be the dark horse pick by the Chiefs. (And no, he won't be there in the second round; I think the senior bowl and the combine will really elevate his stock.)

silver5liter 02-22-2013 10:35 PM

He isnt going to jump up that high.

Tribal Warfare 02-22-2013 10:36 PM

I'll be pissed the guy is a choke artist

KCrockaholic 02-22-2013 10:36 PM

Outside of Geno and Glennon I've always felt Manuel had the most upside in this draft. But no he wont be the #1 overall. Although he has workout warrior written all over him.

PaulAllen 02-22-2013 10:37 PM

Uh

PaulAllen 02-22-2013 10:39 PM

Poor man's Blaine Gabbert. Pass

RunKC 02-22-2013 10:41 PM

I think it's very possible he's the pick at 34.

KCrockaholic 02-22-2013 10:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PaulAllen (Post 9427395)
Poor man's Blaine Gabbert. Pass

...They aren't even comparable prospects outside of Size and arm strength.

DaneMcCloud 02-22-2013 10:41 PM

I'm calling it: They are not taking E.J. Manuel #1 overall.

SNR 02-22-2013 10:41 PM

So he's black Tim Tebow.

**** that.

KCrockaholic 02-22-2013 10:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RunKC (Post 9427400)
I think it's very possible he's the pick at 34.

If we pass on Geno in the first then at 34 I could live with Manuel, but I still wouldn't be happy about it.

SNR 02-22-2013 10:45 PM

I've had close family members battle cancer before, and I kept going to work and performing to a high standard at my job.

Where's my ****ing draft slot? #1 overall pick nao plz

tk13 02-22-2013 10:46 PM

I do think he'll be drafted higher than predicted. Somebody will fall in love with his size and athleticism.

Sweet Daddy Hate 02-22-2013 10:46 PM

pretty sneaky, sis....
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Pitt Gorilla 02-22-2013 10:46 PM

I think Manuel will be a good QB.


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