Found April 25, 2013 on GCobb.com:
Categories: BREAKING NEWS Eagles Draft News NFLDraftTags: E.J. ManuelPhiladelphia EaglesIt happened to me when I was coming out of college and I’ve heard hundreds of other NFL prospects, talk about how a team told them they were going to draft them, only to disappoint them when the team had the chance to follow through on their words. Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel seems to be [...](Read more...)
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