The San Diego Chargers are bringing Notre Dame middle linebacker Manti Te’o to town for a visit, via Ed Werder. Te’o shouldn’t be considered a possibility with the team’s number 11 pick in the first round, but he could be an option if the Chargers find a partner to trade back in the draft.
Te’o could fill the hole at middle linebacker that we created after releasing Takeo Spikes. We can’t really trust in Jonas Mouton to be that starter. Having Te’o and Donald Butler on defense would keep a couple of nice playmakers in the middle of the defense.
Te’o has been under a watchful eye by all the media because of his “catfishing” story, but all those things off of the field should not wipe away the things he was able to do on the field.
If the Chargers somehow trade down in the draft and select Te’o, we would be getting one of the best middle linebackers available in the draft. He has great instincts and knows how to be around the football and can make plays against the passing game.
Just get the kid onto the football field and he makes plays. With the guys around him, he seems like a good fit for the defense.