When hype goes wrong.... the kid is good but some made him out to be the next Willis. He looked like Arnold last night.
Kind of reminds me of Brian Bozworth after Bo Jackson ran him over... it's hard to look at Te'o the same after watching that game. I'm curious to see how he does at the Senior Bowl.
It has been said that Te'o will put up avg. numbers at the combine. Maybe he drops to the second were we pick? How nice would that be. Look at the bengals and burfict.
Saying that it isnt fair to compare Te'o to Ogletree and Minter isnt fair since they have a ton of NFL talent around them and Te'o doesnt. That has nothing to do with excusing his play last night. Minter has maybe 3 NFL first round picks playing in front of him. Ogletree has at least two.
Steelers 2015 Draft???....Go Strong! As in....
1-Jaelen Strong WR Arizona State
However, they may have the best 3-4 defensive linemen in all of college football. Nix is the top rated sophomore defensive tackle according to Cooney's Sports Exchange (draftscout.com). Tuitt is the second rated sophomore DE behind Clowney. Kapron Lewis-Moore got hurt in the game, but he is also a good 3-4 DE who was expected to be drafted in the middle rounds (before he blew his knee out last night). Te'o's fellow linebackers and DBs are not as talented as others. But that front is as good as Georgia's starting 3-4 linemen and Alabama's 3-4 starting linemen, and probably better. As Steeler fans, we know that 3-4 linemen have a lot to do with a linebacker's success, especially against the run. Te'o is not playing with chopped liver as you suggest.
My point is not that I think this game shows that he is a poor prospect. In fact, I still like him and think he'll be a good pro. But, this game raised some red flags. And a lot of the excuses for him are ringing a little hollow.
Even if Bill Belichick was getting an atomic wedgie, his face would look exactly the same.
Marvin Lewis took a chance on him, they were successful, having some discipline now and a pay check, he realizes whats at stake so he plays hard without the dumb penalties that give the opponent new life.
BTW, led the team in tackles. With T'eo, people who evaluate prospects want to see more, if he screws up in the senior bowl, I might consider the taxi squad.