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NFL Draft: Day 1 Winners and Losers

7. Winner: E.J. Manuel

I’ve been on the E.J. Manuel train since December, and after 32 picks, the Florida State signal caller was the first and only quarterback taken on Thursday night. Manuel’s story is an inspiring one. His mother, Jackie, battled breast cancer throughout his senior season in Tallahassee. In February, she was given a clean bill of health by doctors. "It's been tough because as a football player you just want to focus on football but when you're mother is sick – she's doing better now – you think about the journey," Manuel told Deion Sanders on NFL Network. "From when I was a kid, the ups and the downs, everything. When this moment comes, you get that call, it's just amazing. I'm just so happy." Bills fans should be, too. They’ve got a franchise quarterback.

-Peter Schrager (AP Photo)



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The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.



(AP Photo)



Courtesy of FOXSports.com



The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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