Manti Te’o: Teams That Desperately Need to Target Former Notre Dame Star

April 24, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After losing Ray Lewis to retirement and Dannell Ellerbe to the Miami Dolphins in free agency, the Baltimore Ravens must consider selecting Manti Te'o in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Baltimore isn't the only team in desperate need of an inside linebacker, either. 
The former Notre Dame star will play at a high level as a rookie. Though he's not as fast as some of the other top inside linebackers that have come out in recent years, Te'o possesses excellent instincts, good athleticism and is skilled at reading the field.
He developed into a top-notch coverage linebacker in his final year at Notre Dame, tallying seven interceptions—the second-highest total of any player in college football last year. 
Te'o's recent PR disaster (the Catfish scandal) may be a bit of a turnoff for some teams. That said, the fact remains that he's a talented player who is ready to step in and contribute in a positive way for the team that drafts him (even if his teammates...

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