Why shouldn't I be really high on this guy?
I'll admit I have only read a few scouting reports and watched a couple of Youtube clips prior to last week to develop my opinion on him. I never really sat down and watched a complete game of his before I decided he was a second tier prospect.
I watched most of the Miami game and parts of the Duke game and I think he might be a lot better than I was willing to give him credit for.
I'm not married to anything here - I have decided I have next to no read for EJ Manuel.
So I come to you, Planet draftniks. Educate me on the kid. Tell me why he's not a legitimate NFL prospect. He's massive, his arm looks plenty strong, his decision-making has been good this year and the dude is actually fast.
Why isn't he Ben Roethlisberger with speed? What am I missing in EJ Manuel that caused me to throw him away sooner than I think I should have? I feel like I need to be talked of this guy because from what I've seen, he looks like he should be right there with the Smith/Barkley/Wilson grouping.