Manti Te’o: Notre Dame’s Linebacker Would Make an Immediate Impact in Detroit

December 26, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Manti Te'o has been the core of Notre Dame's success in 2012. He is a huge reason why they will be playing Alabama in the BCS National Championship game on January 7th.
Te'o possesses the complete package: leadership, skill, speed, strength and athleticism. He stands at 6'1" and weighs 248 pounds.
He has the ability to conduct jaw-dropping hits which can bring endless momentum to any sideline.
He led all FBS linebackers with seven interceptions. In just 12 games, he recorded 101 tackles, 46 of which were solo. 
He's a reliable tackler who can cover the full width of the field. He's quick to recognize play-action fakes, screens, and draw plays. He can even drop back into coverage and cover big tight ends.
What has impressed me the most while watching him at Notre Dame is Manti Te'o's ability to fend off blockers and get to the ball. He possesses these unique abilities which are difficult to find in a linebacker.
As he progresses through his career and ...

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