NFL teams won't give 2 turds about this whole hoax thing so long as he can run and hit and tackle, which is certainly something he has shown he can do with the best of 'em. College players have done far, far worse and still been drafted. I believe Lawrence Phillips was drafted 5th or 6th overall. While this does potentially raise red flags about Te'o's future reliability, it is worth noting that as far as football goes, he was never anything short of the ideal player. IMHO, he has fallen, but only by a small amount. I think he has gone from a top-5 prospect to a top-half of the first round prospect.