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What is Manti Te'o's potential/NFL comparison?
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JDBrocks


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:47 pm    Post subject: What is Manti Te'o's potential/NFL comparison? Reply with quote

I just wanted to get a read on what people think Te'o will be at the next level.

I personally felt that he was strictly an inside backer in a 3-4, but watching him this year has changed my opinion. I think that he can play any position in the 4-3, as well as inside in the 3-4.

I've watched every snap of his career, and I think that he could be one of those cornerstone LBs. I am higher on him than I was on Keuchly last year, and I thought that Keuchly was a special prospect.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I'm very big on Te'o. I just don't know who to compare him to. My favorite thing about him is his attitude. I see him becoming one of the top LB's in the league after a couple of seasons. I would like to see him in the 3-4 scheme.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before this season, I was higher on Te'o than most. Now everyone loves him, and I still like him as much as ever, but less than everyone else. I think he's a mid first rounder, and can't really think of a comparison.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see him as a younger James Farrior.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He reminds me of Urlacher - one of those all-around quiet leader types.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joru1000 wrote:
He reminds me of Urlacher - one of those all-around quiet leader types.


Urlacher isn't really a quiet leader lol...and Manti's skill set isn't close to Urlacher's was...

For me Te'o reminds me of a bigger Curtis Lofton...he is going to make a ton of tackles and will make the occasional quality play against the pass but he won't be a big time playmaker when it comes to turnovers...his real value is going to be his leadership, intensity & competitiveness which will be infectious to his teammates.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am interested as to what made you think he was a strictly a 3-4 backer? I have always had the view that he could play in the 4-3.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joru1000 wrote:
He reminds me of Urlacher - one of those all-around quiet leader types.


Urlacher was an off the charts, freak athlete, with elite measurables for a LB prospect. I don't see Te'o timing any faster than a high 4.6, low 4.7 at the combine. I think once he actually gets put under the microscope through the scouting process, we will see he his stock fall to about the early to mid 2nd, kind of Rey maualuga-esque. He just doesn't seem to have those elite physical tools that it takes for a MLB to go in the 1st. He'll be a very good, starting linebacker in the league, but not like a Brian Urlacher.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lofa Tatupu maybe?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joru1000 wrote:
He reminds me of Urlacher - one of those all-around quiet leader types.

I don't see that at all... People don't realize Urlacher was a QB in HS, and a Safety for New Mexico. He also was the Punt/Kickoff returner... Elite movement for a guy his size. Manti Te'o doesn't have near the speed Urlacher did coming out.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually think he plays like "Good" Rey Maualuga. I know that player is rarely seen in the NFL these days, but when Rey is on his game he plays like Teo does.

Not the best in coverage but can get into passing lanes to get a hand on a ball. Does well taking on blocks and has good burst on blitzes. Don't see an elite LB but see a notch below that. I would take him in the second...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

willy_law wrote:
I am interested as to what made you think he was a strictly a 3-4 backer? I have always had the view that he could play in the 4-3.


He didn't seem like a fluid enough athlete to be able to play in space the way a lot of 4-3 teams ask their backers to.

I had always thought that he was a downhill thumper type that would excel inside in a 3-4. He's shown the ability to read the QB and put himself in the right position to make great plays in the passing game this year. His backpedal has improved significantly.

The Urlacher comparison is way off IMO. Urlacher was a freak athlete that was built to play in the middle in a cover two.

Maybe a bigger, more athletic London Fletcher?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

willy_law wrote:
Maybe a bigger, more athletic London Fletcher?


Whoa! That's a pretty strong comparison.
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