04-03-2013, 02:54 PM #72
Te'o, even though he doesn't have great speed or good hip movement does seem to do very well in pass coverage. More instinctual I guess, but it is generally listed as a strength for him.
04-03-2013, 03:19 PM #73
Mathieu may be on the smaller side, but so to was Winfield and look how that turned out? He also has paid his dues so to speak with his marijuana use, and has been tested repeatedly since then. IMO, he deserves a second chance like anyone of us do in life.
As for T'eo, I am going with the assumption that Ogeltree will not be there when we pick, and also going by need, and the fact that he has been tied to the Vikings for a while now. I don't think he would be the worse pick that the Vikings could make in the 1st rd at LB.
04-03-2013, 03:27 PM #74
Besides, nothing saying that T'eo would have to be the MLB, he could be put somewhere else and Greenway or Henderson could become the MLB. Not likely, but possibly a option.
04-03-2013, 09:12 PM #75
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Hmm.... Last I checked failing a school-administered drug test does not make you a criminal. So the guy did dope on college. A good amount do. He's an idiot who didn't have his priorities in line. There's no denying the fact that despite that, he was one of the best playmaking defenders in the NCAA up until that point. Worth the risk in the third round for first round talent.
As to T'eo, I am absolutely not impressed with him at all. If they draft those two my guess is in a year the WR situation will be the last worry on your mind lol.
04-03-2013, 11:35 PM #77
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04-04-2013, 07:48 AM #80
Kiper: Te'o to the Bears -- but beware Vikings
ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. thinks the Bears should take Manti Te’o with the 20th overall pick in the draft later this month. But he thinks they have to be wary of the NFC North rival Vikings jumping ahead of them to steal the Notre Dame linebacker, if he is the player they have targeted.
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