Why on earth would an ILB in a 3-4 scheme have more sacks than a pass-rushing DE?
Among LINEBACKERS, Te'O doesn't even rank in the top 100. He is 6th on his own team in sacks.
Let's look at tackles for loss, which is a key stat playing inside backer in a 3-4 against the run.
He has a whopping 5.5
tackles for loss, which doesn't even rank in the top 100 for linebackers either.
Let's compare him to Kevin Minter (middle linebacker - LSU).
Minter has more tackles (111), more sacks (3), more tackles for loss (13.5), and the same amount of touchdowns (0)