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Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by Titans Insider, Feb 23, 2013.
Seriously skip on this guy.
He couldn't tackle an average SEC running back.
I wouldn't be very happy, I don't think he is very smart. Probably a waste of a pick and the way he played against the big SEC boys in the National Title game seriously makes me wonder if he can play against the big men in the NFL.
1. We have bigger needs.
2. Not sold on him being that great anyway. I think he's better than he was in the NC game, for sure-- but not as good as the hype before it.
3. Catfish story would die within a year. But will it be enough to rattle him early?... Maybe.
Catfish stuff like that happens all the time but something just seems off about him after that news broke. It's not all adding up to me for whatever reason but I wouldn't trust that guy to be my first pick.
In all honesty Tennessee would be an ideal place for him to land. Not a lot of media presence and people will leave him alone for the most part as long as he keeps his nose clean.
But we already have a starting MLB
Don't worry, we're not considering him at #10. He had all the hype during the college football season, but scouts don't by into hype. He's not even the best ILB in this draft. If anything it's for our 2nd round pick.
I'd love to have him... in the 2nd round.
I think the whole fake girlfriend thing will blow over relatively quick and won't affect his on-field production. Manti is a guy that many Titan fans were hoping and praying would fall to us at 10 before the championship game and the catfishing story. He was exposed a bit against Alabama but it's very possible the knowledge of the story being about to break messed with his focus.
My main issue with him is he is either extremely, extremely naive (call it dumb if you will) or he's an outright liar. But then again, this is the NFL we're talking about. There are plenty of those guys running around. Being dumb doesn't necessarily correlate with not understanding the game. I think the guy can play and am willing to give him a pass for his performance in the championship game. They were pretty much outclassed all around.
I still don't want him with our 1st pick. We absolutely must take OL or DT IMO. But if he's there when we pick in the 2nd, I'd be all for it (assuming we went OL in the 1st). But I really don't see him falling into the 2nd. Like I said in the original Te'o thread, I think some GM out there will not be bothered too much by the GF story and will take a shot on him in the #20-32 range of the 1st.
I just hope houston doesn't draft him.
We might as well cut Locker and re-sign Vince. Seriously, unless your from ND then you cannot think this guy is anything special and a top 10 for that matter. I'll pass.