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BDC 4/26: Bills to Introduce Manuel Today

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on April 26, 2013 – 10:30 am

–The 2013 NFL Draft continues tonight with Rounds Two and Three beginning at 6:30 PM. The final rounds (Four-Seven) will start at Noon on Saturday. The Bills are penciled in with two selections in Round Two (41st and 46th overall) and one in the third-round (78th overall).

–The Buffalo Bills selected Florida St. QB E.J. Manuel in the first-round of the 2013 NFL Draft last night with the 16th overall selection – after exchanging first-round draft positions with the St. Louis Rams. In the trade, Buffalo acquired the Rams’ 46th overall and 222nd overall selections while swapping third-round choices (71st for 78th).

–E.J. Manuel becomes the eighth Florida St. product drafted by Buffalo – including a pair of 2012 selections: LB Nigel Bradham and OL Zebrie Sanders.

–The Bills have now used the 16th overall draft pick on four occasions: C Jim Ritcher (1980 – North Carolina State), RB Ronnie Harmon (1986 – Iowa), DB James (J.D.) Williams (1990 – Fresno State) and QB E.J. Manuel (2013 – Florida St.

–Bills RB C.J. Spiller takes fans behind-the-scenes of the making of the team’s 2013 season ticket marketing campaign on The recharged season ticket commercial aired during last night’s Draft Special and can be seen here >>>

–Buffalo WR T.J. Graham will host the second annual  ‘T.J. Graham Skills Challenge’ on Saturday, April 27th in Raleigh, NC. Graham’s skills challenge will showcase high school football players from those the area as participants will compete in a variety of drills throughout the day. Graham will host a second event on May 25 in Buffalo, NY.

QB E.J. Manuel – The Howard Simon Show – WGR 550  (Listen Here)
QB E.J. Manuel – Janet & Nick in the Morning – Kiss 98.5 (Listen Here)
9:15 AM – QB E.J. Manuel – The Break Room – WCMF (Rochester)
9:15 AM – Head Coach Doug Marrone – Mike & Mike in the Morning – ESPN
9:45 AM – QB E.J. Manuel – The Jeff Blair Show Fan590 (Toronto)
10:45 AM – QB E.J. Manuel – The Dan Patrick Show

Bills first-round draft selection QB E.J. Manuel poses for a picture with two fans inside of Entercom Radio studios this morning prior to his radio tour.

Bills first-round pick QB E.J. Manuel (right) with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell with a No. 1 Buffalo Bills jersey after being selected by the team with the 16th overall draft pick at Radio City Music Hall last night.

On what appeals to him about the Buffalo Bills:
“Well the system that Coach Hackett was teaching me when I went up to Buffalo and met with him. That is probably what intrigued me the most. I actually called my agent as soon as I finished with him and I said, ‘Man, I really hope Buffalo takes me because I feel like I can fit into the system perfectly.’ Like I said, I am going to learn from the veteran guys they already have and just go out there to try and earn the respect of my teammates.” – Bills first-round draft selection QB E.J. Manuel

On what it means to be the first quarterback selected in the 2013 NFL Draft:
“It means a lot. This goes down as probably the best day, the best night of my life. To be the first quarterback taken in the NFL Draft, to be a first rounder, to be taken by the Buffalo Bills considering where I started from in January to this day now is…I am just so proud and happy for the team I have and the people who helped me get to this point.” – Bills first-round draft selection QB E.J. Manuel

On the leadership characteristics QB E.J. Manuel displays:
“Well obviously we are excited about adding him to our team and he does bring, like you said, a lot of intangibles. I think one of the things that you see when he walks into a room is just his presence. And again, he has had great leadership ability at Florida St. where he has been amongst his teammates. I think that one of the important things when he comes in here is, again, earning the trust of our players. I think that is the first thing that you have to do. He will come in here and he will compete for the quarterback position. He has a lot in front of him. It is a situation where he is going to have to earn the trust of the players on this football team already and he is going to have to obviously learn the system.” – Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone

On what he likes about QB E.J. Manuel and when they had him pinned as the top quarterback on the team’s board:
“As you know we did a lot of work on these guys. We felt like we knew them about as well as you could from a distance. This guy to us has got the upside to be whatever you want him to be. All these quarterbacks had good qualities. We said that from the start. This is a guy that can do both. It was when we finished the process. We wanted to see everybody in the same situation. Bringing them (in), talking to them and going over it. We did not make a decision until after we finished the last visit with the quarterbacks.” – Bills General Manager Buddy Nix

Buffalo News-Bills get their QB: Manuel 

Buffalo News-Credit Bills for taking bold path

Rochester D&C-Buffalo Bills select Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel

Niagara Gazette-Manuel’s the right choice

Canandaigua Daily Messenger-Thoughts on the Bills picking Manuel

Toronto Sun-E.J. Manuel first QB taken — by Bills!

Syracuse Post-Standard-Doug Marrone, Bills pass on former Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib who goes undrafted

Erie Times News-Surprises for Browns, Bills, but not Steelers

Tallahassee Democrat-FSU’s first-round picks: Manuel, Werner, Rhodes

Orlando Sentinel-FSU’s EJ Manuel first QB taken in NFL Draft, while Gators’ Sharrif Floyd drops

Miami Herald-Buffalo Bills make splash, take FSU’s EJ Manuel in first round

USA Today-E.J. Manuel first (and only) QB drafted in 1st round

Associated Press-Bills select QB Manuel with 16th pick in draft

Associated Press-Tears of relief for Manuel in NFL draft 1st round

CBS Sports-Bills gets crafty to get the guy they wanted all along

Sports Illustrated-With GM seats burning, Bills and Dolphins go bold

Yahoo! Sports-E.J. Manuel surprisingly breaks away from crop of mediocre QBs to land spot in Buffalo get QB in round one, draft Manuel swing trade with Rams, trade down to 16 follows in Hansen’s footsteps at Radio City Nix and Doug Marrone comment on drafting E.J. Manuel Manuel: ”I am so proud to be a Buffalo Bill”

Audio/Video/Photo Clip
50 Yard Finish: Stretching warm-up
Bills Roundup: Draft Day One Recap
Nix and Marrone Comment on Manuel Pick
E.J. Manuel Conference Call
2013 Draft profile: Quarterback E.J. Manuel, Florida St.
Buffalo Bills draft E.J. Manuel No. 16 in the 2013 NFL Draft
Bills Focus: Buddy Nix on Trade Talk
The John Murphy Show April 25

WGR 550
Bills Trade Down, Grab Manuel at 16 Overall
Buscaglia: Bills’ candidates for 41 and 46
4/26 EJ Manuel joins us in studio to talk about being picked by the Bills, being an NFL player, and Hackett’s system
4/26 Joe B talks about EJ Manuel and who the Bills could target in the following rounds

Kiss 98.5
Buffalo Bills #1 Pick QB E.J. Manuel
Buffalo Bills draft EJ Manuel No. 16 in the 2013 NFL Draft

Bills select QB Manuel with 16th pick
Bills trade down from 8th to 16th

Russo Reaction: EJ Manuel pick
Bills Nix, Marrone talk about addition of EJ Manuel
Bills Pick EJ Manuel
Bills Trade down in 1st Round

Bills Select Quarterback EJ Manuel
Take 2: Bills Lower Risk and Raise the Stakes

Bills Select QB Manuel With 16th Pick In Draft

WROC interviews Bills QB of future in NYC

Bills select quarterback E.J. Manuel with 16th pick in draft
No secret: Bills are QB-focused entering NFL draft

Bills draft QB EJ Manuel

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 Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
E.J. Manuel an elite specimen in Sport Science laboratory
E.J. Manuel talks to the media
ESPN’s Todd McShay rips Bills for making E.J. Manuel first QB taken
Video: Bucky Gleason, Milt Northrop react to E.J. Manuel pick
Video: News sports reporters react to Bills picking E.J. Manuel
Video: Scouting report of E.J. Manuel
Video: Sully from One Bills Drive
Bills pick quarterback E.J. Manuel with first pick
Video: Gaughan on what the Bills might do in NFL Draft
Audio: Bills, NFL draft preview on ESPN Radio in Albany
Karlos Dansby, Bills unable to agree on contract — for now
Jim Kelly suggests Bills draft a WR first, omits Ryan Nassib

 ESPN AFC East Blog
Doug Marrone era hinges on EJ Manuel
Twitter: Mixed reviews on Bills’ EJ Manuel
Bills surprise with QB Manuel

 Fox Sports Florida
FSU’s EJ Manuel selected by Bills, first QB drafted

 Around the League (
EJ Manuel a surprise pick by Buffalo Bills at No. 16

 Pro Football Talk
E.J. Manuel is the first quarterback selected, taken by the Buffalo Bills with 16th pick
Glut of new decision-makers leads to more mystery
Karlos Dansby and Bills will keep talking

 Kryk Slants
In draft-floor interview, newest Buffalo Bills QB E.J. Manuel says his visit to Buffalo might have been the clincher

 Buffalo Rumblings
2013 NFL Draft: best remaining players, Bills team needs
2013 NFL Draft results: Bills’ E.J. Manuel only Round 1 QB
2013 NFL Draft trade: Bills, Rams swap picks
2013 NFL Draft live chat for Buffalo Bills fans

 AFC East Daily
Bills pick E.J. Manuel as first QB off draft board

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