Monday, February 25, 2013

Manti Teo' Busts at the Combine After Running 4.8 in the 40-Yard Dash

Manti Te'o is officially a bust.  He ran a 4.8 in his 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine today.  His time ranked 20th out of 26 linebackers who ran at the combine.

Clearly this hoax has distracted him and thwarted his preparation and training regimen.  I did not expect him to run an extremely fast time, but I thought, at 6'1" , 240, he would at least run in the 4.6&nbsp-&nbsp4.7 range.  His time is average at best.

He lacks the explosive skills to be an elite linebacker at the NFL level.  John Harbaugh even said his explosiveness was suspect and seemed to be very unimpressed.  Te'o is undoubtedly is a disappointment on the field and off the field.  His questionable character issues, which I wrote about in a earlier blog post (most viewed), aren't the only questions regarding his draft stock as of recently. NFL Draft scouts were also not impressed either, illustrated by the tweets below:



Manti even told the NFL Network, "I was running near a 4.6, a 4.5. Today was just a long, long day." Maybe his imaginary girlfriend was clocking him. Te'o also called the Combine an "very exhaustive process" and claimed he did not sleep much.

I don't think Te'o is worthy of a first round pick. He should go in the third round.  His last collegiate game was an surprising debacle in the BCS National Championship Team versus a pseudo-NFL team in Alabama.  He literally got bowled over in that game.  All I can remember was Te'o lying on his back while Lacy and company rolled right over him.

Manti Te'o's fall from grace is of epic magnitude. Once regarded as a college hero and inspiration to us all; Now a joke, an afterthought, and a running punchline.  Could Te'o recover from this dramatic downward spiral?

Only time will tell.


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  1. You are the only joke.

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  2. Cant be a bust without playing one official nfl down

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  3. If you draft this guy in the first round, he will be a bust. Guaranteed

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