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Old 02-22-2013, 11:34 PM   Topic Starter
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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.)
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:35 PM   #2
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He isnt going to jump up that high.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:22 AM   #3
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He isnt going to jump up that high.
I agree, but I'm beginning to warm up to the idea of him in the 2nd, if we don't go QB in the 1st. He outclassed all the other QBs in the Senior bowl and his stats are very respectable compared to the top of the QB group:
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:36 PM   #4
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I'll be pissed the guy is a choke artist
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:47 PM   #5
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I'll be pissed the guy is a choke artist
24-6 as a starter; won 4 consecutive bowl games? How so? I hear he is frustratingly inconsistent, but it seems like one way or another he finds ways to win. I'm just curious.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:57 PM   #6
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24-6 as a starter; won 4 consecutive bowl games? How so? I hear he is frustratingly inconsistent, but it seems like one way or another he finds ways to win. I'm just curious.
Checkout the NC State game in which Glennon "Shined"
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:36 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:37 PM   #8
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:39 PM   #9
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Poor man's Blaine Gabbert. Pass
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:41 PM   #10
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I think it's very possible he's the pick at 34.
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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.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:17 AM   #12
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I think it's very possible he's the pick at 34.
this, but not #1
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Poor man's Blaine Gabbert. Pass
...They aren't even comparable prospects outside of Size and arm strength.
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...They aren't even comparable prospects outside of Size and arm strength.
ANALYSIS
STRENGTHS Physically imposing passer. Throws from the shotgun formation quite often, but is also effective on play action. Flashes the velocity to stretch the field and throw in tight spaces between defenders and on the sideline. Displays good touch on throws to each level of the field, finds receivers between defenders and drop passes over their head. Good athlete with the mobility to step up in the pocket to avoid pressure and take advantage of openings to pick up first downs with his feet. Quick release, though it often looks as though he’s throwing darts on shorter throws. Intelligent, high character team leader.
WEAKNESSES Gives opponents too many chances for turnovers by forcing throws into coverage trying to make a play. Area code accuracy – short throws are often low or wide, preventing receivers from making a play after the catch. Deep ball accuracy is uneven, as well. Gets happy feet under pressure, spins to the outside to avoid the rush. Inconsistent recognizing blitz. Must step into his throws more consistently to fully utilize his arm strength.

NFL COMPARISON Blaine Gabbert

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STRENGTHS Physically imposing passer. Throws from the shotgun formation quite often, but is also effective on play action. Flashes the velocity to stretch the field and throw in tight spaces between defenders and on the sideline. Displays good touch on throws to each level of the field, finds receivers between defenders and drop passes over their head. Good athlete with the mobility to step up in the pocket to avoid pressure and take advantage of openings to pick up first downs with his feet. Quick release, though it often looks as though hes throwing darts on shorter throws. Intelligent, high character team leader.
WEAKNESSES Gives opponents too many chances for turnovers by forcing throws into coverage trying to make a play. Area code accuracy short throws are often low or wide, preventing receivers from making a play after the catch. Deep ball accuracy is uneven, as well. Gets happy feet under pressure, spins to the outside to avoid the rush. Inconsistent recognizing blitz. Must step into his throws more consistently to fully utilize his arm strength.

NFL COMPARISON Blaine Gabbert

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That comparison is off base and a serious reach by a writer that couldn't think of anything better.
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