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Just My Type
DAN PATRICK
May 06, 2013
EJ MANUEL
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May 06, 2013

Just My Type

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EM: It was good. I'm sure my parents were more anxious than I was. I knew if [the Bills] didn't go quarterback, there was a chance I'd go the next day.

DP: How painful was sitting through the first round for Geno Smith?

EM: Teams that we thought were going to take quarterbacks early—like Philly, the Browns, the Jets—didn't. That's just the craziness of the draft. I feel for Geno. It could be either one of us [who fell].

DP: If you weren't picked in the first round, would you have stayed for Day 2 of the draft?

EM: I would have. I would have seen it as just another night in New York City. I'd rather be in New York than at the house in Virginia Beach. I wanted to walk across that stage and shake Mr. Goodell's hand too.

DP: I heard an analyst say you had slow eyes on draft night. Is that true?

EM: [Laughs.] I don't know. I haven't heard that one yet. Hopefully my eyes will quicken up.

DP: Which quarterbacks have you been compared with?

EM: I compare myself to Ben Roethlisberger and Colin Kaepernick. Jon Gruden compared me to Daunte Culpepper. I've been compared to numerous guys who have throwing and running ability.

DP: Who'd you grow up rooting for?

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