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Manti Te'o

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by NeonDeion21, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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  2. respectdatstar

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    So, you think the same thing happens to Te'o that happened to Burfict?
  3. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Burfict fell because he was a head case AND didn't play that well as a senior.

    We don't know all the details of what happened, and even if they are awful, I don't see him falling out of the 2nd.
  4. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    I don't know talent-wise whether he'd go in the first round anyway. He was majorly exposed by Alabama.

    Having said that, he won't get out of the second round. I say he's low first round at best.
  5. respectdatstar

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    What I was getting at was, at some point I saw Burfict mocked in the 1st round of the draft and then he goes undrafted.
  6. robert70x7

    robert70x7 Well-Known Member

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    And then he was a very productive player for the Bengals.
  7. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    If Te'o goes in the 4th he will just claim he was drafted #1 overall.
  8. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Burfict's issues were 10x Teo's....

    Manti Teo is a 2012 National Scholar-Athlete. He's been active in the community and has kept his nose clean.

    Up until this weird situation, he has been a real model for what you want in an All-American and Student Athlete.

    He's the most decorated defensive player (did not say the best, mind you) in the history of college football.

    Night and day vs Burflict. Not remotely comparable.

    If he drops at all, it will be 1/2 round or so. Most still put him anywhere from 10th to 25th or so.
  9. TheCoolFan

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    Hell no...I'd avoid him at all costs. Not only because he's turning out to be a weird guy but also the media scrutiny would be out of this world, even for Cowboys standards. Too much of a distraction
  10. Future

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    I know. My point is that Te'o isn't going to see that kind of fall because he had such a tremendous season.

    Great players with a character concern might fall a round or two. Ones who have a mediocre season before the draft will fall a ton if there is a character concern.
  11. Oh_Canada

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    He had a bad game vs. Alabama but the word is this story had already been exposed by that point so you could excuse him for being a bit distracted.
  12. Cowboys22

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    I have a feeling he wasn't all there mentally because he knew all of this was going to come out. I don't care who you are, if you are not 100% mentally in the game, you will look like he did that night.
  13. IAmLegend

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    Will never happen. Worst case scenario for Te'o is that he falls to the 2nd round. I still say he goes first, although it's more likely now that he goes in the 20-30 range.
  14. Rack Bauer

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    This thread was part of the hoax, wasn't it?

    Sorry... had to be done.
  15. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    Na, I'd rather trade our 4th round pick for Haloti Ngata
  16. Rack Bauer

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    ND changed their scheme this past year. They used Te'o to fill gaps rather then scrape and make plays, which is what he did for ND in past years. Look at his numbers in 2011 and 2010. Huge difference between then and last year. I don't love the guy and I would rather see us take somebody else but if you are looking for a guy who can shed and tackle, he's very good at that.
  18. RS12

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    Scouts reaction to Te'o story 'very negative'

    According to ESPN's Todd McShay, the initial reaction among NFL scouts has been "very negative" to Wednesday's revelation that Notre Dame ILB Manti Te'o's allegedly deceased girlfriend never existed.
    McShay is in Los Angeles for this week's NFLPA bowl, a postseason all-star game with 70-plus scouts in attendance. "It was amazing," McShay said. "You could kind of sense everyone in the stands watching practice starting to read their phones and the story regarding Te'o. And within 20 minutes from the end of practice I had spoken to more than ten NFL scouts, all coming up to me asking if I had more information. ... The initial reaction was very negative. But in the long run, NFL teams have their own security departments. And they're going to get to the bottom of this story. They are relentless in pursuit of truth."
  19. Cowboy Brian

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    With the move to the 4-3 we are more then set at LB with Ware, Lee, Carter, Sims and hopefully by a miracle Spencer.
  20. cowboys1981

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    This had him to Ravens written all over it now

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