Following a poor showing at February’s NFL Combine, Notre Dame LB Manti Te’o had something to prove at his March 26th Pro Day.
After all, the polarizing college star recorded a lowly 4.82 40-time on Indianapolis’ fast track. Forget his off-field issues – that number alone fueled speculation that he would lose guaranteed 1st round status.
But on Tuesday, he was able to rehab his stock – albeit slightly – running a top 40-time of 4.71. While the improvement isn’t substantial, it is noteworthy in the eyes on scouts. And according to NFL Insider Adam Schefter, his all-around solid Pro Day makes him a virtual lock to go in the draft’s first 32 picks. Teams in the hunt for Te’o include Chicago (20), Minnesota (23/25) and Baltimore (32).