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Manning thought running back was a possibility

4/27/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
Peyton Manning wasn't necessarily expecting the Colts to take a running back with their first-round draft pick, but he wasn't surprised by it either.

Manning was a guest on "Kravitz and Eddie" on 1070 the Fan in Indianapolis Monday.

"Obviously I was interested, like everybody else, what we were going to do," he said. "I wasn't 100 percent sure in what direction we were going to go in. I thought it might be a receiver, a defensive linemen; I did think a running back was a possibility -- just some of the things that I had heard. I saw Bill [Polian] a week before the draft. Bill kind of stays underground for three months before the draft and stays pretty low and keeps his choices kind of close to the vest. So I wasn't 100 percent sure before the pick."

Manning also hit on Matthew Stafford and Mark Sanchez.

Here a link to some more transcription courtesy of sportsradiointerviews.com, which links to The Fan's audio.