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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?