You know, during your entire Te'o rant, you haven't made 1 comment about him as a football player. Not a single comment about his skill/talent. You've basically referrenced some missed tackles in 1 game, and made a dumb as rocks comparison to the Notre Dame schedule.
- Read & React speed = ELITE
- Lateral Mobility = ELITE
- Football IQ / Awareness = ELITE
- Sideline to Sideline = Very Good
- Leadership = Very Good
- Tackling = Very Good
- Zone Coverage = Very Good
- Point of Attack Strength = Above Average
- Blitz = Above Average
Te'o has no flaws
(But he's a much better fit in the middle of a 4-3, than a 3-4)
Can we give Mike Mauti a look from PSU in the later rounds if we dont decide to get an ILB early (Teo), I like Mauti a lot and think he can bring a leadership role right away to this team.
I think he'd also be a very good MLB in a 4-3, where his ability to turn his hips and move will make him very attractive to Tampa 2 teams, and while I don't think he'll be as good physically as Urlacher, he has the same raw leadership and nose for the ball abilities to mirror what Urlacher has been to the Bears. A pure leader, whose impact transcends his ability.
As for a 3-4, I don't think he's as good of a fit for Pittsburgh because he would HAVE to play the Mack (Timmons). I think only weakness would be exposed playing the Buck (Foote) in a 3-4.
If he were available at #17, I'd take him in a heartbeat... and then make the case that our personnel now dictated that we play a 4-3. Timmons WLB, Te'o MLB
Neil & Train, thanks for the insight! It's helpful for me a college / draft dumbass!
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