Manti Te’o was once considered a sure fire top ten pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and now people question whether or not he would even be worth selecting in the first round. Te’o’s “catfish” situation has been well documented, he struggled in the National Championship game and to top everything off, he failed to impress at all at the Scouting Combine. His performance was so underwhelming that it prompted ESPN’s Mark May, per this article, to tweet “Any team that wastes a 1st round pick on Manti Te’o should fire their GM on draft day”.
Before struggling against Alabama in that Championship game, Te’o was touted as the number one inside linebacker in the draft and finished second for the Heisman to Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel. In his senior season at Notre Dame, Te’o accumulated over 100 total tackles, one and a half sacks, and all seven interceptions of his career. Obviously the stat that jumps out is the seven picks and while a lot of them were tipped passes it still shows that Te’o