A tall OLB with playmaking defensive skills. Manning impressed in games this year against Florida St and N.C. His defensive teammates Audie Cole and CB David Amerson, are probably the better known players, but Manning shines in his own light:
70 Tkl's, 8 TFL, 5 Sacks, 4 PBU, 2 INT, 4 FF for 2011.
Manning plays the ball better than a lot of safeties. He has the speed to stick with RB's and TE's. This kid plays physical and aggressive. I think that Manning is one of the better draft eligible OLB's. Zach Brown, Ronnell Lewis, Travis Lewis,and Courtney Upshaw are the names heard most frequently. If Manning declares; some team could find a gem of an OLB in rounds 5-6, IMO.