Feb 25, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te
I don’t know what is getting more overplayed by the media right now: Manti Te’o or Leon Sandcastle. There was plenty of Manti talk yesterday. He didn’t clock a good time in the 40-yard-dash, but you try running a 40 with an elephant strapped to your back. The kid has so much pressure on his shoulders.
And only part of the reason is that the best information flows well after dark (and into early morning) in the Circle City dining and drinking establishments. I don’t very often compare myself to someone who has a real job, but I deserve hazard pay for the hours put in pursuing information here.
Last year I broke down some of the pass rushers in the 2012 combine class and I’ll do the same this year, but the results came out for the Tight Ends first so I’ll go through those first. I’m going to use the same “Explosiveness number” as I did for the pass rushers, as well as adding in another factor called the speed score to account for the size/speed relationship.