By Mark Gaughan
The Buffalo Bills are continuing their workout tour today, visiting Tallahassee, Fla., to conduct a private practice session with Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel.
Manuel has ideal size for the position, at 6-foot-5 and 237 pounds. He has a strong arm and has the athleticism to make plays on the move. Florida State went 12-2 on the strength of a defense that ranked No. 2 in the country, behind only national champion Alabama. The Seminoles' offense had plenty of chances to fail during games. Manuel compiled a 25-6 career record as a starter, the third most wins in Florida State history. He was the QB in four straight bowl-game wins. The only other QB in FBS history to do that was West Virginia's Pat White. Manuel has potential. But his play on the field did not suggest he's ready to be a franchise quarterback. His pocket presence and timing was not nearly as good as some of the other top quarterbacks in the 2013 draft class.