Jan.1, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback EJ Manuel (3) throws a pass in the first quarter against the Northern Illinois Huskies during the 2013 Orange Bowl game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2013: EJ Manuel Receiving Stong Interest From Eagles, Bills and Jets

Former Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel is one of the highest rising quarterbacks in the 2013 NFL Draft class, and many believe that he could be the second quarterback off of the board. Manuel has jumped ahead of Matt Barkley in numerous rankings and the interest in him continues to climb.

According to Manuel, numerous teams in the top ten have expressed their interest and Manuel has said they made him feel comfortable that they are seriously considering drafting him. The question is where he will land.

“I feel really good about the Philadelphia Eagles, I feel really good about the Buffalo Bills, I feel really good about the New York Jets,” Manuel said on the Dan Patrick Show.

“I met with even more teams than that, but those are some of the teams I feel really confident in. I know they need quarterbacks, I know they want quarterbacks, they have brand new coaching staffs and things like that, so they want a fresh start. They want an energetic kind of quarterback to come in and play.”

Manuel enters next week’s draft at Radio City Music Hall looking like a high second-round pick, but he could end up going earlier than anticipated.

We will learn exactly where Manuel is selected in just over a week, but with his draft invitation and the serious interest he is receiving around the league, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Manuel drafted in the early portion of round one.

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