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RoanokeFan
01-22-2013, 05:16 PM
http://www.giants101.com/2013/01/22/new-york-giants-gm-jerry-reese-uncertain-if-manti-teos-draft-status-has-been-effected/

By now, we are all familiar with the very public debacle that took place between Manti Te'o and his fictional girlfriend Lennay Kekua. When the story broke, the public perception was that Te'o was complicit in a hoax in order to garner media attention. As the facts of the story emerged over the coming days, it appeared very plausible that Te'o was actually the victim, not the perpetrator. However, for Te'o, the most important aspect of this story will be how it affects his 2013 NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Draft status.

Excerpt: "Before this story came to fruition, Te'o was slated as first-round draft pick. It's debatable how much of his draft stock was based upon talent and how much was due to his notoriety, but his character and leadership qualities were one of his most defining characteristics. New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants general manager Jerry Reese (http://www.giants101.com/tag/jerry-reese/) does not know if this specific media firestorm will have an impact on that notion.


"Well, we don’t know yet, because we haven't sat down and talked to him at all yet," Giants general manager Jerry Reese (http://www.giants101.com/tag/jerry-reese/) said. "And again, it’s still early, most people don’t know the details. I know I don’t know all the details, and so it’s hard to say right now."


On the field, Manti Te'o has proven to be a fairly versatile linebacker. He has the size and durability to hold up in the middle of any defensive scheme. He's shown the ability to make plays in pass coverage and has quality intangibles. It remains to be seen how his game translates to the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/). There are questions about his speed and overall athleticism, which stem from is deplorable performance against Alabama in the BCS National Championship game two weeks ago.

Regardless of Te'o's disastrous showing in Miami (http://www.giants101.com/tag/miami/) and embarrassing relationship issues, most mock drafts still have him being taken in the first round. However, for Reese, it's still way to early to tell how his draft stock will fluctuate between now and April. Part of determining how Te'o's recent girlfiend hoax will effect his draft status will be how he interviews on the topic." Read more...

RoanokeFan
01-22-2013, 05:32 PM
And Reese stays true to form with his BPA comment.

Carter.525
01-22-2013, 05:45 PM
maybe all this Te'o crap is a blessing in disguise.. if he ends up in NY

RoanokeFan
01-22-2013, 05:52 PM
maybe all this Te'o crap is a blessing in disguise.. if he ends up in NY

A lot will depend on how much he had a hand in creating the illusion

Smith&Nicks
01-22-2013, 06:03 PM
Who gives a JOHN BROWN.

as long as he can put Mcoy, Morris, Murray, RG3, Romo, and whoever for the eagles on their ***, he can be in in an affair with Queen diana for all I bloody care! Get him on board.

tired of this Soap show JHON BROWN Noise! fans are more interested in the story of his alleged relationship rather than his ability to play the position at the next JHON BROWN level.

RoanokeFan
01-22-2013, 09:13 PM
http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/22109/tuck-on-teo-a-crazy-crazy-crazy-thing

Joe Morrison
01-23-2013, 11:56 AM
http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/reese_giants_plan_to_interview_te_jOROXsRKAyrbd34y aXlyJJ

I am still not convinced that Teo will be an impact player in the NFL, what are your thoughts?

TCHOF
01-23-2013, 12:00 PM
Don't see the Giants taking him at 19, and he'll be gone by our second round pick, so he's probably a non-issue for the Giants.

shane4177
01-23-2013, 12:04 PM
Don't want him, not interested.....need I say more?

giantsfan420
01-23-2013, 12:07 PM
if hes there at our 2nd pick, we'd have to be crazy to pass him up

Carter.525
01-23-2013, 12:11 PM
Don't see the Giants taking him at 19, and he'll be gone by our second round pick, so he's probably a non-issue for the Giants.

alot can happen between now and the end of April..

Cloud57
01-23-2013, 12:27 PM
Good at least something is happening.

Kruunch
01-23-2013, 12:40 PM
http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/reese_giants_plan_to_interview_te_jOROXsRKAyrbd34y aXlyJJ

I am still not convinced that Teo will be an impact player in the NFL, what are your thoughts?

I feel that way about all college players until they prove themselves.

But I put a lot of stock in the Polynesian crowd ... football is a religion with them. Dunno I'd want him as a first round pick though.

TheEnigma
01-23-2013, 12:55 PM
Late 2nd/Early 3rd at the worst. Probably would have been a highly reached player before the whole "girlfriend hoax" story. His combine interviews will be huge for him.

slipknottin
01-23-2013, 01:47 PM
I feel that way about all college players until they prove themselves.

But I put a lot of stock in the Polynesian crowd ... football is a religion with them. Dunno I'd want him as a first round pick though.

Maualuga is awful tho

Kruunch
01-23-2013, 04:01 PM
Maualuga is awful tho

There are more than two modes of assessment: great / awful. He's not awful ... he's just not the MLB version of Clay Matthews (which everyone thought he'd be coming out of USC). Arguably he's playing out of position (he makes a much better SAM and why he had so much success his first two years).

And no one was saying Maualuga was awful back in 2009 and 2010. :p

I'd certainly take him over Kiwi playing SAM.

rainierjef
01-23-2013, 11:08 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000129949/article/washington-redskins-duped-by-woman-with-fake-online-identity

Well at least Te'o ain't the only gullible fool. and these clowns are professionals.

Rat_bastich
01-24-2013, 02:41 AM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000129949/article/washington-redskins-duped-by-woman-with-fake-online-identity

Well at least Te'o ain't the only gullible fool. and these clowns are professionals.

Yep, was just reading that. Seems this thing is more common than I thought. I guess thats why 'To Catch a Predator' is so successful. The days of actually physically seeing someone are over.

Rat_bastich
01-24-2013, 02:44 AM
I feel that way about all college players until they prove themselves.

But I put a lot of stock in the Polynesian crowd ... football is a religion with them. Dunno I'd want him as a first round pick though.

I don't know, the Giants had Chris Mamalaunga way back when as DT and he sucked bad....then again I think he was of Maori origin instead.

giantsfan420
01-24-2013, 03:25 AM
Late 2nd/Early 3rd at the worst. Probably would have been a highly reached player before the whole "girlfriend hoax" story. His combine interviews will be huge for him.so u dont even have him with a 1rst round grade??

TheEnigma
01-24-2013, 05:32 AM
so u dont even have him with a 1rst round grade??

Just analyzing what he offers from an athletic standpoint in the NFL, he should be a 2nd round 3-4 ILB. His leadership and character are the biggest positives to scouts so it will be up to teams individually to determine from combine interviews if he can still be that guy in the NFL. He will be one of those players some teams give him a late 1st and others won't touch him unless it's 3rd round value.

G-Men Surg.
01-30-2013, 11:06 PM
And Reese stays true to form with his BPA comment.

What's your call RF If Te'o is available at 19, do you think Reese will pick him up ?

Trueblue4life
02-02-2013, 12:56 PM
No way should the Giants take Teo in the first. As other posters have pointed out he got destoryed against Alabama, which is the closet to NFL level of play he will see in college.