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In a nutshell: One of the more awkward looking players you’ll see, Glennon’s height makes the 225 on his frame look like 125. The advantage of his height is that he can see his receivers on short routes perfectly and uses that vision to lead them open. He’s a bit inexperienced with just two seasons as a collegiate starter. Vs. ranked opponent: After three quarters of football against No. 3 Florida State, it looked grim for NC State. Down 16-3 with time running out and having been stymied for almost the entire game, Glennon put the team on his back and led them to 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter with more than half of his passing yards coming during that time. 2012 stats: 330 of 564, 4031 yards, 58.5%, 31 TDs, 17 INTs

6) E.J. Manuel School: Florida State, Sr. Height: 6’ 5” Weight: 237 lbs. 40-Yard Dash: 4.65

der pressure. It was the second year in a row the Gators owned Manuel, who only threw for 65 yards in 2011 and 182 in 2012. 2012 stats: 263 of 387, 3392 yards, 68.0%, 23 TDs, 10 INTs

7) Landry Jones School: Oklahoma, Sr. Height: 6’ 4” Weight: 218 lbs. 40-Yard Dash: 4.95 Damon Herota/FSU Sports Information

5) Mike Glennon School: N. Carolina State, Sr. Height: 6’ 7” Weight: 225 lbs. 40-Yard Dash: 4.94

In a nutshell: Jones is a strongarmed athlete who is a flawed but decent prospect. While he is fairly accurate, he has a habit of aiming the ball rather than throwing it and doesn’t always set his feet. Landry also checked down a lot in college and will have to prove he can throw the ball downfield consistently at the pro level. 263 of 387, 3392 yards, 23 TDs, 10 INTs

In a nutshell: Manuel has perhaps the greatest amount of upside in this class but is also one of its most raw players as well. He is a tremendous athlete who has a very strong arm and is dangerous with his legs, but he makes some eye-poppingly bad decisions at times and can hold the ball far too long. Tons of upside but also huge bust potential. Rivalry game: Manuel was his own worst enemy against No. 9 Florida, turning the ball over four times— three times with interceptions. He held the ball way too long all game and never looked comfortable un-

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Vs. ranked opponent: Don’t be fooled by the fourth-quarter interception against No. 4 Notre Dame. Jones was accurate and showed great leadership against a tough Irish team. The pick was on a ricochet, bouncing off receiver Jalen Saunders’ hands as he was hit midcatch and was not the fault of Jones. Otherwise Jones moved the ball well until the 35-yard line where the offense stalled every time. 2012 stats: 367 of 555, 4267 yards, 66.1%, 30 TDs, 11 INTs

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Pro Football Draft Preview, 2013  

A preview of the 2013 NFL Draft, including position profiles on more than 300 players, feature articles and columns.

Pro Football Draft Preview, 2013  

A preview of the 2013 NFL Draft, including position profiles on more than 300 players, feature articles and columns.

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