Originally posted on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 3/5/13
The last couple of months have been a nightmare for former Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te’o.  Prior to the 2013 BCS National Championship, Te’o, also a Heisman finalist, was seen as a Top 10-talent for the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft. After his poor performance against Alabama and the fake girlfriend hoax that was revealed about a week and half later, Te’o's draft stock—as well as his approval rating—have taken a colossal tumble. He took steps to improve his image in interviews and did a decent job during the 20-yard shuffle, three cone drill and the vertical jump at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, but all of that very well could have been overshadowed by his embarrassing tumble and terrible 40-time (4.80 and 4.81).  He also measured at 6’1″ and 241 pounds—one inch shorter and 14 pounds lighter than his listing on Notre Dame’s roster. Photo Credit: Patriots.com Plenty of teams around the NFL could consider the middle linebacker from the No. 20 to No. 40 overall pick next month. Thou...
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