ESPN’s Sport Science: E.J. Manuel


Jan 1, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback EJ Manuel (3) checks off at the line of scrimmage early in the first quarter of the game against the Northern Illinois Huskies at the 2013 Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

In the beginning of April, ESPN’s Sport Science brought in, former Florida State and, now, current Buffalo Bills quarterback, E.J. Manuel for a few tests in regards to his speed in finding an open receiver, release of the ball, and overall accuracy.  The quarterback tested surprising well, which helps to erase a little of the doubt I face in terms of him being the top quarterback within this year’s draft.  As seen in the video below, the speed at which he releases the football tops the 2013 rookie quarterback list, and his accuracy set Sport Science field test records.

None of this, of course, factored in his newest challenge: assuming when Stevie Johnson will give up during each of his routes.