Manti Te’o has been living under a microscope ever since his fake girlfriend story set fire to the world. At the NFL Combine, he looked like he was running with an elephant on his back. He ran a 4.82 second 40-yard dash and put his 1st round status in question.
Today was the Notre Dame Pro Day and Te’o just unofficially ran a 4.75 second 40-yard dash:
Manti Te’o just ran unofficially a 4.75 40 according to ESPN at Notre Dame’s Pro Day.
— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) March 26, 2013
That should help a little, but that still is not blazing speed for a middle linebacker. Te’o doesn’t really rely on being a blazer though. He has a good football IQ and knows where to be on the football field. He is always around the football.
Let his stock fall in the draft. If he was there in the second round, I would jump all over that. I understand he struggled against Alabama, but he is a quality football player despite that performance.
Donald Butler and Manti Te’o in the middle of the defense? Yes please!