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Te'o doesn't think the hoax will affect his draft stock



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Many have wondered whether the bizarre scandal that embroiled linebacker Manti Te'o could have an effect on his draft stock, but don't count Te'o himself in that camp.

In an interview with USA Today, Te'o said he thinks his play speaks for itself and hopes he'll be evaluated solely on that when the NFL combine starts later this week.

"What I did on the field is what I did on the field," Te'o told the newspaper Monday. "I don't think what I did with this whole situation, I don't understand how it takes away from what I did on the field.


"As far as my stock dropping or rising, that's not up to me. The only thing I have to do is just do well, run fast, just be myself, be quick."

ESPN.com draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay currently have Te'o being selected at No. 13 and No. 20 in their respective mock drafts.

Te'o had been viewed as a possible top five draft pick before it came to light that he had been the victim of an elaborate hoax that created a woman that later became his girlfriend.

Despite the media firestorm that followed once the truth was unraveled, Te'o is adamant all of that can be put in the past.

"I have to just go out there and perform and all that other stuff is behind me," Te'o told the paper.

Outsiders have also noted the focus that Te'o has shown in spite all that has happened.

"He missed precisely one day," said former NFL quarterback Chris Weinke, the director of football operations at IMG Academy where Te'o has been preparing for the combine.

"He's gone about his business and been the same guy all along," Weinke said. "I really admire that because a lot of guys his age would not be able to handle this as well as he has. I haven't seen any signs of it being a distraction and I expect him to go up to Indianapolis and have a great combine."










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re: Te'o doesn't think the hoax will affect his draft stock


Unfortunately, he's right. It won't. But his shitty BCS game performance could.





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wildtigercat93
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re: Te'o doesn't think the hoax will affect his draft stock


Mike Mayock is doing his hardest to help him out, thats for sure

Teos play on the field wasnt worthy of a 1st round pick FWIW






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Buck_Nasty
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Teos play on the field wasnt worthy of a 1st round pick FWIW


Agreed, I think the hoax SHOULD make teams back up and assess him from a purely on-field perspective, the reason he was so high up before this was because he had "great intangibles" the last player that made up for talent with intangibles (to the extreme) was Tebow, and now teams are avoiding him like cancer






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StraightCashHomey21
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re: Te'o doesn't think the hoax will affect his draft stock


dude is really delusional





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KosmoCramer
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re: Te'o doesn't think the hoax will affect his draft stock


People are avoiding Tebow because if his throwing motion, or lack there of.

They play completely different positions and even trying to compare them just proves your stupidity.

I think T'eo goes 17-20. I.wonder if he'll have a date to the draft :lol






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Escobar600
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re: Te'o doesn't think the hoax will affect his draft stock


He looked like one of the weak links on the ND defense against Bama.





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Harry Caray
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re: Te'o doesn't think the hoax will affect his draft stock


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Unfortunately, he's right. It won't. But his shitty BCS game performance definitely will.


fify






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smash williams
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re: Te'o doesn't think the hoax will affect his draft stock


With the questionable character issues with Teo and Ogletree, someone is gonna get a steal in the draft by picking Kevin Minter.





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4LSU2
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re: Te'o doesn't think the hoax will affect his draft stock


Te'o also thought he had a serious relationship with someone that did not exist.





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Hubbhogg
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re: Te'o doesn't think the hoax will affect his draft stock


How bad is this tard gonna score on the Wonderlic





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boXerrumble
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re: Te'o doesn't think the hoax will affect his draft stock


Yeah... Except Tebow never got catfished.





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brewhan davey
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Te'o also thought he had a serious relationship with someone that did not exist.








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dukke v
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re: Te'o doesn't think the hoax will affect his draft stock


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Unfortunately, he's right. It won't. But his shitty BCS game performance could.



CORRECT.






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Gountiss
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re: Te'o doesn't think the hoax will affect his draft stock


It depends on Te'o. He could be one of the all time great Tampa 2 linebackers if he could get picked up by a team that runs that style of defense. He has great instincts in coverage and is quite a ball-hawk. If he has to be a run-stuffer in a 3-4, forget about it......because he will have a bust of a career. Just depends if a team drafts him into a scheme that fits his strengths.





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Indfanfromcol
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re: Te'o doesn't think the hoax will affect his draft stock


Hope he has fun in the Saints locker room next year.





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TigahRag
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re: Te'o doesn't think the hoax will affect his draft stock


an NFL team needs to text to him that he is their pick in the top five for sure .. then tell him it was all a hoax on draft day .. sorry ..





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Choupique19
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re: Te'o doesn't think the hoax will affect his draft stock


I'd draft him in the first round...

if I needed a guy who could catch tipped balls that deflect to him.


Other than that, what above average trait did Te'o have in his career at Notre Dame?






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The Eric
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re: Te'o doesn't think the hoax will affect his draft stock


His play against the only real team on his schedule should though





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an NFL team needs to text to him that he is their pick in the top five for sure .. then tell him it was all a hoax on draft day .. sorry ..







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