Position statement: Can Te’o handle the big stage?

NBC Sports
March 26, 2013

Manti Te’o has been the talk of the draft, and with an improved 40-yard dash time, will he see his name climb up draft boards? Mike Florio would like to see Te’o’s name rise, but wonders if his number even matter. After the girlfriend scandal and an especially poor showing in the BCS title game, scouts are sure to question if the Notre Dame linebacker can play at a high level and handle the biggest of stages.