And with the 16 pick of the 2013 draft the Buffalo Bills select EJ Manuel. One of the most talked about picks in the 1st round and also the only quarterback. This has had various opinions of both media and fans all over the place in the last 24 hrs.
This was the first Quarterback taken by the Bills in round one in some time and also the only time the quarterback was the only player taken in the 1st round. Fans have been all over this team to get a QB from let’s face it Kelly. Throughout the day I have heard both positives and negatives but more leaning towards the negative. I just don’t understand why? The Bills have identified their guy and in most people’s eyes reached to take him. Let’s not forget this team also traded down to acquire more picks to fill its needs. I have no problem with this because this team years ago would never have done this. They would have went after the best player on the board and moved on. I’m also happy they grabbed the first and only QB of the round. Why? Because now they have no excuse to say this wasn’t their guy and had to change their mind on the fly or anything like that. This is the pick they wanted and now we will all see this kid grow and hopefully become the star we all hope he can be.
Hearing EJ talk with the Buffalo media today he definitely sounds like a guy with a good head on his shoulders. He’s eager to get in and learn and begin with his new team. Something else I also liked about him is he said he wants to get in here and not say much but to learn and gain the respect of his new teammates. He’s not looking to come in being a 1st round pick and take over which we’ve seen before. I wasn’t really high on this guy but I think he will become a fan favorite in a few years.