Buffalo Bills: Is EJ Manuel Really Ready for the Spotlight?

June 22, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

EJ Manuel is no stranger to being in the spotlight. 
Manuel started at quarterback as a freshman in high school and was a blue-chip quarterback prospect out of Virginia Beach. He found his way onto all of the high school All-American lists and was given the prestigious honor of being a part of the ESPN Elite 11 quarterbacks for the class of 2007. 
With the accolades piling up, Manuel received offers from the who's who of college football, including Alabama, LSU and Penn State. Ultimately, Manuel felt most comfortable with legendary coach Bobby Bowden and enrolled at Florida State. 
His first two years with the Seminoles provided a mixed bag of results, as he was an off-and-on starter behind the injury-plagued Christian Ponder. Manuel carved out a role for himself in the offense, but did not distinguish himself enough from the future Vikings' quarterback to remain the starter until Ponder was drafted. 
With two years of eligibility remaining, Manu...

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