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Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher was adamant before the 2013 draft that EJ Manuel lacked the tools be an NFL starter and should not be picked before the third round, our Adam Schefter reported, citing sources.

The Buffalo Bills benched the second-year quarterback and former Seminole in favor of Kyle Orton, who led them to a win Sunday at Detroit.

Fisher touted Manuel as a person and described him as a hard worker, sources told Schefter, but the FSU coach was open about Manuel's limitations as a signal-caller. Schefter reported Fisher also told NFL teams that even if Manuel could come back for another season, the coach was grooming Jameis Winston.

Fisher refuted the report in a statement.

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