EJ Manuel Scouting Report
|School:||Florida State Seminoles|
|Height & Weight:||6'5 - 240 lbs.|
|Draft Prediction:||Third Round|
2013 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
EJ Manuel, QB, Florida State
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.