Let the "imaginary girlfriend" jokes commence!
Te'o played as a 3-4 Inside Linebacker in college and should be the favorite to replace Takeo Spikes as the "Mike" Linebacker in John Pagano's defense. He was widely thought of as a first-round prospect after winning the following awards in 2012:
- Loft Trophy
- Maxwell Award
- Chuck Bednarik Award
- Walter Camp Award
- Bronko Naguski Trophy
- Butkus Award
- Lombardi Award
I could keep going. Te'o was all over the field for the Fighting Irish and only dropped in the draft due to off-the-field baggage and a poor showing at the NFL Combine, which was later proven to be a side effect of his off-the-field baggage when he turned in an excellent Pro Day.
I don't mind this selection one bit. What do you guys think?