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Could Packers draft Manti Te'o?

Discussion in 'Draft Talk' started by PackPackPackers, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. PackPackPackers
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    I mean, if his draft stock plummeted because of this scandal, the Packers in theory have a good chance of drafting him. The Pack can get rid of AJ Hawk somehow...
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    I drove to south bend this year to watch him. Wasnt impressed with him. Even less impressed after hearing he might be clinically insane.

    I was hearing negative things about his draft stock before this. I worry people get too hyped up on big names in college without looking deeper at the player and his ability to transition to the nfl.
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    I think his play in the National Championship game will have a bigger affect.


    and drafting him would be a mistake
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    We should take a look at Alec Ogletree.
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    We owe Hawk base salary 4.9 Mil, Cap hit to release him is 4.6 Mil. He's here for 1 more year. Deal with it.

    Ogletree is good. I like Minter.
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    Ya Ogletree would fit our system much better. He doesn't have a lot power to stand a back up in the middle, so he would do just fine.
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    You seem pretty content with that...that's fine if the Packers still want a BELOW average defense this upcoming year. We are not going to win a Super Bowl next year if our defense is going to be with the same people (i.e. AJ Hawk).
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    We have enough slow linebackers.
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    I don't want him and I don't think the Packers are looking for headcases.
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    He's won about every honor a linebacker can win except the Heisman. If it's all hype, it's the greatest fraud in the history of college football--much greater than a fake girlfriend. He's 6'2" and 255. I haven't seen a 40 time for him. If he's fast, I'd take him in an instant if he's available.
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    Have you seen him play much? No doubt he racks up the stats and has had a knack to come up with big plays in big situations. But he's just kinda... slow. Slow kills in the league.
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    You can be an amazing college player and not a great nfl player. I think we might have a linebacker on our team like that.
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    He'll be a mainstay on the inactive list, but he's going nowhere for a year.

    Te'o is Samoan for "Too Slow." He might as well be Hawk 2.0
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    I personally would like to see GB take a shot at Ronaldo McClain as Reggie Mckenzie and the Raiders are prepared to release him. I would go after him and get rid of Hawk. Maybe a change of location and being on a better team will help him to mature and be productive as he was projected.
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    If Reggie McKenzie doesn't want him we don't either.
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    No way I would even want Teo. The way Alabama made him look...lol....he was trying to tackle air half the time, he missed tacles like crazy and got run the hell over a couple time. All that from a college level RB, he would get even more eaten alive by a NFL back. That kid will be a draft bust, good luck to whom ever takes him and his pretend girlfriend having a$$
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    Funny, but I seem to remember Hawk being on the roster in 2010, when we had a top 10 defense and won the Super Bowl.

    To the OP: No. We don't need a sociopath on our roster. Anyone who invents a girlfriend and then invents her death to get attention need not apply.
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    I'm kind of surprised by everyone dismissing Te'o. Obviously, a lot will hinge on the truth behind the hoax. If he's complicit in it from the get-go, you have to take a good and hard look at his mental makeup. Of course, the flip side is he is a naive kid, which also isn't good. In any event, if he's there when we select in the 1st round, I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better option. At the bottom of the 1st round, you find a lot of similarly talented players. Te'o was a top-1o, maybe top-15 pick, before this scandal. As a result, he'd absolutely be a coupe for the Packers. And the Packers don't need more speed, we need toughness. Te'o is not afraid to plug the middle in run support and a much more physical force than Hawk. Plus, he's decent in coverage. There's a reason why he won every award possible and finished second in the Heisman. He's a gamer. http://wp.me/p29VCs-f1
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    AJ Hawk STILL wasn't the reason we won that year...Nick Collins, Jenkins, etc. were why...NOT AJ Hawk.
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    Te'o can definitely fall to #26, but I don't know if I want him. He totally disappeared during the Bama game. The last thing I want is AJ Hawk 2.0
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    The funny thing about this thread is the focus on his apparent lack of speed. He's an ILB. I don't want a blazer. I want a guy that's willing to attack the line and make game-changing plays. When you watch Urlacher, do you think to yourself - man, he's a fast LB. I don't. But, he has perfect game-speed and is always around the ball. Te'o similarly has game-speed and would be a great compliment to Bishop.
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    Manti Te'o is the furthest thing from AJ Hawk. Manti Te'o is a much bigger and fast back than AJ Hawk. He is more of a Patrick Willis type of player.
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    Hawk is listed at 6'1 247 lbs. Te'o is listed at 6'2 225 lbs. Patrick Willis is listed at 6'1 240 lbs.
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    Well he played safety in college...
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    Urlacher? I think he is very fast and very quick; and plays it.


    As far as Manti Teo, he may just be the inspiration our defense needs:


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