Originally Posted by nj2socaljetsfan
EJ's arm strength is similar to Chad Pennington.
No it's not...
And Manuel doesn't have a hitch in his release either. Manuel also does have very good touch, as evidenced by how good he is at throwing screens.
Manuel's flaw is that he doesn't have consistent throwing mechanics. He too often just lays the ball out there instead of really driving through the throw. I like Manuel in terms of throws shorter than 10 yards and over 30 yards. What makes me worry is those throws in between. He needs to drive through the ball and really put it in there. He has to get rid of that tendency where he just flips the ball out there.
I was on Manuel even before the senior bowl. He and Nassib are the only two guys who I could see becoming good NFL Qb's if some things go right. Nassib I like but his deep throws are absolutely horrible. He has to fix that or he just won't be more than a Fitzpatrick at best case.
What makes Manuel and Nassib both very good potentially is the pocket awareness. Manuel does not care one bit if free runners come through. Nassib is absolutely elite when it comes to stepping up in the pocket and his release is just lightning.