Manti Te'o's press conference help his draft stock?

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by Upright7, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Upright7

    Upright7 Special Teams Standout

    Jan 29, 2013
    Did anyone else see Manti's press conference on NFL network? He seemed to say all the right things. What does everyone think, does this help his draft stock? I still think he is holding out on some details, but does this matter? Would you want this guy in your locker room?
  2. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x Vote for Pedro

    May 25, 2009
    Certainly didn't hurt.
  3. Gunny

    Gunny Lord and Master Tip Jar Donor

    Dec 7, 2002
    Well he's not Pacman, he might be dumb but he's harmless.
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  4. UrbanLegend3

    UrbanLegend3 Starter

    Oct 21, 2012
    I saw it and it should definitely help. This fake GF thing is such a non-issue. He said all the right things, measured in at near prototypical size and his tape save for one game is phenomenal. If this kid falls out of the first round shame on these GM's. In the absolute worst case scenario the kid is a liar and lord knows everyone on earth has told at least a few lies in their life.
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  5. Big Time Titan

    Big Time Titan Big Time Titan

    Mar 30, 2009
    I couldn't agree more. From what I saw he appeared to be totally genuine and honest when speaking today. When someone asked him if he felt that all of this negative attention was unfair compared to guys that get arrested I thought he said it as best as you can. He said that people deserve the benefit of the doubt and you just never know what someones going through. Sh!+ happens basically. From here on out he should be judged on football.
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  6. Soxcat

    Soxcat Starter

    Jun 20, 2002
    THe kid isn't dumb or something and plays ILB (might be a little different if he played QB). This whole GF issue should make a hill of beans in the draft unless he goes nutty in the interviews. The kid is well spoken, obviously a hard worker and a very good player.
  7. The Hammer

    The Hammer Straight Ridah

    Oct 3, 2012
    It was fine as soon as people found out he is LDS. Went from "I don't believe someone could fall for that" to "I can see how he fell for that."