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E.J. Manuel
Rating Yards TD
156.0 3392 23
Team: Florida State SeminolesHeight: 6-5 Born: 3/19/1990
Position: QBWeight: 240 Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Class-Eligibility: GS-Sr


Scouting Report
Blessed with tremendous physical tools and immense talent, Manuel's stock has steadily risen heading into the draft. He's the second quarterback in FBS history to win four straight bowl games, twice subbing for an injured Christian Ponder in his first two seasons with Florida State. Manuel led the Seminoles to the ACC title this past season, throwing for 3,392 yards and 23 touchdowns for an offense that produced a school-record 6,591 yards. His 66.9 career completion percentage is the best in school history and he finished third on the Seminoles' all-time list with 7,736 passing yards. Manuel took over as the full-time starter his junior season after Ponder was a first-round pick by the Minnesota Vikings. After a solid week at the Senior Bowl, Manuel turned in a strong NFL scouting combine. He ran a 4.65 40-yard dash to rank second among quarterbacks behind West Virginia's Geno Smith. Manuel's 34-inch vertical leap topped all QBs and his 9-foot, 10-inch broad jump was again second to only Smith. His 7.08-second effort in the 3-cone drill and 4.21-second, 20-yard shuttle run were also impressive. With the proliferation of read-option schemes, Manuel may be an excellent fit because of his dual-threat ability - he ran for 310 yards in 2012. Manuel reportedly interviewed well at the combine, opening up about how difficult his senior season was personally since his mother was receiving cancer treatment. In retrospect, that may partially account for his four-turnover performance in his final home game against Florida. He is clearly one of the top quarterback prospects in the draft, although it's unclear if he will be taken in round one.

Career Passing Stats

Year Team G Cmp Att Comp % Yds Yd/A TDs Int Sacked Yds
2009 FlaSt  7 69 106 65.1 805 7.6 2 6 5 26
2010 FlaSt  10 65 93 69.9 861 9.3 4 4 - -
2011 FlaSt  12 203 311 65.3 2666 8.6 18 8 33 230
2012 FlaSt  14 263 387 68.0 3392 8.8 23 10 26 183
Career   43 600 897 66.9 7724 8.6 47 28 64 439

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2009 FlaSt  7 44 196 4.5 2 0 0 - 0
2010 FlaSt  10 41 170 4.1 1 0 0 - 0
2011 FlaSt  12 110 151 1.4 4 0 0 - 0
2012 FlaSt  14 103 310 3.0 4 0 11 - 0
Career   43 298 827 2.8 11 0 11 - 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/1/2012 Murray 16 22 188 72.7 1 1 28 5 38 7.6 0 11 0 0 - 0 -
9/8/2012 Savan 11 13 161 84.6 3 0 61 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 -
9/15/2012 Wake 15 24 176 62.5 2 0 21 8 48 6.0 1 21 0 0 - 0 -
9/22/2012 Clem 27 35 380 77.1 2 0 64 11 102 9.3 0 28 0 0 - 0 -
9/29/2012 @ SoFla 19 26 242 73.1 1 0 47 10 9 0.9 0 11 0 0 - 0 -
10/6/2012 @ NCSU 17 29 218 58.6 1 1 27 8 -16 -2.0 0 9 0 0 - 0 -
10/13/2012 BC 27 34 439 79.4 4 2 77 4 5 1.3 0 5 0 11 - 0 0
10/20/2012 @ Mia-Fl 21 31 229 67.7 0 0 39 11 34 3.1 0 19 0 0 - 0 -
10/27/2012 Duke 8 16 282 50.0 2 0 71 5 4 0.8 0 5 0 0 - 0 -
11/8/2012 @ VaTech 25 42 326 59.5 3 1 41 8 -40 -5.0 0 9 0 0 - 0 -
11/17/2012 @ MD 17 23 144 73.9 2 1 30 5 -3 -0.6 0 6 0 0 - 0 -
11/24/2012 Fla 18 33 182 54.5 1 3 27 12 54 4.5 2 23 0 0 - 0 -
12/1/2012 @ GaTech 16 21 134 76.2 0 1 21 10 49 4.9 0 20 0 0 - 0 -
1/1/2013 NIU 26 38 291 68.4 1 0 28 6 26 4.3 1 13 0 0 - 0 -