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Manti Te’o Scouting Report

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Manti Te'o Notre Dame

QB / RB / WR / TE / OT / OG / OC / DT / DE / OLB / ILB / CB / SAF

Prospect: Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 250
Grade: 7.3X (Grading Scale)


Heisman Finalist Collin Klein: NFL Quarterback Prospect?

Saturday, December 8th, 2012
Collin Klein Tim Tebow

Is Heisman finalist Collin Klein closer to Colin Kaepernick or Tim Tebow? (US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

For two of three finalists for Saturday’s Heisman Trophy ceremony, their 2013 NFL draft stock is clear. Notre Dame middle linebacker Manti Te’o is one of the draft’s elite prospects and a sure high first-round pick, while Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is only a redshirt freshman, and therefore not yet draft-eligible.

For Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, however, his stock as an NFL prospect is less clear-cut.


Best 2013 NFL Draft Prospect on 6 Remaining Undefeated Teams

Saturday, November 10th, 2012
Manti Te'o Notre Dame

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o is the top prospect on one of the six remaining undefeated teams.

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

The college football is winding down close to its end, but there are still six remaining teams, all from different conferences, who are still undefeated. All six of these teams — Alabama, Oregon, Kansas State, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Louisville — have players who will be getting paid to play football on Sundays in 2013, which is part of the reason why each has yet to lose a game this season.

The amount of NFL talent on each team varies. Alabama is an NFL factory, with multiple potential first-round picks on both sides of the ball just one year removed from having five players selected in the top 35 picks of the 2013 NFL draft. On the other end of the spectrum, a team such as Louisville has no top 2013 prospects, but has players such as sophomore quarterback Teddy Bridgewater who could be very high selections in 2014.

Regardless of the total talent on each team, the following article takes a look at the players who rates as the potential 2013 NFL draft prospect for each team.


2013 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Oklahoma vs. Notre Dame

Monday, October 29th, 2012
Manti Te'o NFL Draft

Manti Te’o leads up perhaps the best defense in college football. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD: Mike Loyko

Notre Dame traveled to Norman, Oklahoma to take on the Sooners in what was the most important game for Norte Dame since the Tyrone Willingham era. The game was loaded with NFL Draft prospects, many of whom will be eligible to come out this April.

One of the biggest question marks heading into the game was how would Landry Jones perform with the spotlight on him and how would the Notre Dame front seven hold up vs. the powerful Oklahoma offense. Check out all my scouting notes on 10+ NFL prospects in this showdown.


2013 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Notre Dame vs. Stanford

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Tyler Eifert Notre Dame

Tyler Eifert is the best collegiate tight end in the nation. (Photo: US Presswire)


NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

One of the biggest football games in South Bend, Indiana in the last decade, Notre Dame had a chance to become a legitimate National Championship contender vs. Stanford. Notre Dame has some very impressive defensive prospects who have taken the next step this season. How did they play against and efficient Stanford offense?

Continue Reading to see our Notre Dame – Stanford scouting notes.


Scouting Manti Te’o and Notre Dame’s Top 5 Prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft

Saturday, September 29th, 2012
Manti Te'o Notre Dame

Manti Te’o is an impressive all-around linebacker.

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are making as much noise as any program in college football through the first four weeks of the season. The Fighting Irish are off to a 4-0 start. With an impressive set of wins already including back-to-back victories over Big Ten powers Michigan State and Michigan, Notre Dame looks like they are finally back to being one of college football’s top contenders.

The No. 10 Fighting Irish have talent on both sides of the ball as well as on special teams, but it is their defense that is making them a contender. Notre Dame ranks fourth nationally with only 9 points allowed per game, and are 16th nationally in total defense with 291.3 yards allowed per game.

The leader of that defense is senior inside linebacker Manti Te’o. If you’re a college football fan, you’ve known who Te’o was since he became an immediate star as a freshman at Notre Dame. If you’re an NFL fan, you should get to know him soon.


Top Senior Prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: Independents

Monday, July 2nd, 2012
Manti Te'o Notre Dame

Manti Te'o (LB, Notre Dame) is the top senior prospect from an independent team.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

This week in our 2013 conference previews we take a look at the Independent Schools playing FBS football. Only four schools are currently unaffiliated and claim no conference allegiance: Notre Dame, Navy, Army and BYU.

Notre Dame is obviously the most heralded of those schools and have a couple high profile prospects for the 2013 Draft. Who are the best senior prospects on the other teams?


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