Te'o Re-enters First Round Consideration
Draft prospects don't have bad pro days. Pro days provide a showcase for the top prospects in familiar surroundings to do the same things they would do at the NFL combine. Manti Te'o shaved a tenth of a second off his 40-yard dash time, with an unofficial 4.71 ran during his pro day at Notre Dame. What effect will it have on Teo's draft stock? It probably means Te'o will re-enter consideration for a late first round pick. It only takes one team to fall in love and possibly trade back into round one to pick Te'o.
Evaluators understand that the pro day is one last time for the measurables and then they'll go back and watch Te'os game tape. The tape shows Te'o is an exceptional linebacker with side-to-side skills, but the slow 40 time means he's not a three down player. He also underperformed in the national championship game against Alabama. His pro day showed the measurables are there Read More..
Saban Dismisses Four Players
Alabama head coach Nick Saban sent a message to his players on Wednesday. Don't mess up, or you'll be dismissed from a perennial national championship team. Saban sent Eddie Williams, Brett Calloway, Tyler Hayes and D.J. Pettway packing after an alleged robbery on campus. Williams confessed to robbing a student, punching the person in the head and kicking the ribs. Pettway and Hayes admitted to Williams commit another robbery. Calloway used a stolen credit card in a vending machine. The four players were all backups in last year's run to the National Championship.
Linebacker Pettway had 2.5 sacks and was named to the SEC All Rookie team. Saban runs the team like a dictatorship, his rules or end at a career with the Crimson Tide. His program also sets up a solid chance at making the NFL. It sends a strong message to his current roster and future recruits. These four guys blew their chances at a success college football careers Read More..
T'eo Facing Worst Week At Combine
Manti Te'o might be for the week of his life. He'll attend the NFL Combine. That involves a public press conference, plus individual interviews with NFL teams. Teams are allowed to meet with 60 prospects during the week, along with watching players participate in drills. The individual meetings last 15 minutes. Te'o put down a lot of impressive footage at Notre Dame this past season. His stock took a huge hit in a disappointing National Championship Game against Alabama. He often looked lost and missed a lot of tackles. The questions regarding the hoax surrounding his alleged dead girlfriend, which turned out not to be true, will make for a must-see press conference.
He was a top 10 pick entering the game against Alabama, but took a hit because of underwhelming on a big stage. He said it was an online-only relationship and he wasn't in on it. The combine introduces players. Te'o could improve draft stock with a solid press Read More..