He seems to think so, based on his appearance on the Dan Patrick Show this morning:
Manuel has been climbing draft boards steadily over the last month or so and the Jets were originally have been thought to be considering taking him with their second rounder. However, some outlets are already speculating that Manuel’s comments could be a sign that he’s going in the first round. Philadelphia holds the fourth pick and the Bills pick immediately in front of the Jets.
On last week’s TJB Podcast, Matt Miller came up with the Jets taking Manuel with the ninth selection as his choice for a potential unexpected pick that could theoretically happen.