Former Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel seems to be generating buzz as a potential first-round pick, but he’s spending his time this week working out for a couple teams who wouldn’t seem likely to take him in the first round.
Manuel has a workout with the Bengals scheduled for tomorrow in Tallahassee, and he worked out for the Eagles today, according to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
The Bengals wouldn’t appear to be a likely landing spot for Manuel, as Cincinnati is all-in on Andy Dalton as the long-term starter. And although the Eagles may draft a quarterback next month, it seems unlikely that they’d spend the fourth overall pick on Manuel.
So the staffs of both teams may simply be kicking the tires on a player who has caught their eye. Either that, or we’re in for a big surprise when we hear Manuel’s name called on April 25.