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.
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].
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.
I heard an analyst say you had slow eyes on draft night. Is that true?
[Laughs.] I don't know. I haven't heard that one yet. Hopefully my eyes will quicken up.
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.
Who'd you grow up rooting for?