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Is EJ Manuel poised for success in Buffalo?

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03:16 AM ET 05.17 | As the only quarterback taken in the first round, Manuel will have a lot of expectations to live up to. Not only that, but he was taken over Geno Smith, and now he has a ton of pressure to outshine his division rival. In his time at Florida State he played phenomenally, completing 68 percent of his passes and amassing more than 3,300 yards. Not only was his passing accurate and efficient, but also he was able to run fairly well in college. He should be able to use some of the read option out of the pistol offense to decent success in the NFL, especially because teams in the Bills division aren't used to fast quarterback like Manuel. Also, the Bills are doing their best to surround Manuel with weapons. Stevie Johnson will always be an every-down target and Scott Chandler is great in the redzone. Also, via the NFL Draft, the Bills were able to acquire Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin, whose blazing speed should help Manuel a lot. If Manuel can learn to control his accuracy even a little bit better, he could be a great product in the NFL. As shown on ESPN's Sport Science, Manuel is physically and mentally one of the better quarterbacks in the league and his instincts are incredible. Last year, Manuel proved his efficiency ranking eighth in all the NCAA in yards per attempt (8.8). If Manuel can carry his play at the college level over to the NFL with just a little bit of improvement, he should be able to tear apart defenses, especially the weak ones in his division.

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EJ Manuel, AP Photo/Bill Wippert EJ Manuel, AP Photo/Bill Wippert
May 17, 2013  02:03 PM ET

No, he wants to fail.

May 17, 2013  02:03 PM ET

On another note, will the sun come up tomorrow ?

May 17, 2013  02:10 PM ET

I think he will be ok. His biggest concern should be Brady as long as he is still playing.

May 17, 2013  02:12 PM ET

Yea there is that, but he doesn't have much compitition for the position.

May 17, 2013  02:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Yea there is that, but he doesn't have much compitition for the position.

That is a good point.....

May 17, 2013  02:19 PM ET

"Success" and "Buffalo" are seldom found in the same sentence.

May 17, 2013  03:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

"Success" and "Buffalo" are seldom found in the same sentence.

The Save-A-Lot in Buffalo was completely out of Success brown rice.

May 17, 2013  04:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The Save-A-Lot in Buffalo was completely out of Success brown rice.

Well now that's cheating.

 
May 17, 2013  05:51 PM ET

Well they did make it to The Super Bowl 4 Years in a Row, no one has ever done that before!!!

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