Manti Te’o Combine: LB Should Not Go to New York on Draft Day After Poor Showing

February 27, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Remember when Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o was a lock to be a top-10 pick in the 2013 NFL draft? 
In the fast-paced world of draft speculation, that may seem like ages ago. The Heisman Trophy finalist now faces a drastically different prospect for April’s event. 
A dismal performance in the National Championship game against Alabama started his slide down draft boards. His fall from grace picked up speed when Deadspin.com broke the infamous Lennay Kekua story, and a 4.82 second 40-yard dash at the combine has been another hit to his draft stock.
Now, ESPN’s John Clayton believes that Te’o may not even go in the first round come draft day, and he questions whether or not the linebacker should witness his slide first-hand. 
The silver lining in this is Te’o is finally facing an easy decision; he should stay home with his family on April 25. 
He may be the most high-profile player in this year’s draft class,...

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