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    Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o visited the New York Giants, a source confirmed.

    Te'o met with the Giants on Thursday night and Friday and left Friday afternoon. The visit was first reported by the South Bend Tribune. The Tribune reports that Te'o will meet with his seventh team, San Diego, on Monday.

    The Giants own the 19th pick in the draft and Te'o is expected by most draft experts to go anywhere around where the Giants draft to the late first round. Linebacker is a position of need since the Giants finished 25th against the run last year. They signed Dan Connor in free agency, and he and Mark Herzlich are expected to compete for the starting middle linebacker job.

    GM Jerry Reese said at the scouting combine that he was more concerned about Te'o's football skills than the Internet girlfriend hoax. Reese said he would let Te'o explain his situation to the Giants once the linebacker was brought in for a visit.

    One Giant who knows Te'o believes the linebacker would be a good addition.

    "I think it is a step in the right place," Justin Tuck said when asked about Te'o on Thursday on ESPN New York 98.7 FM. "The whole thing doesn't come to fruition about the hoax, then nobody is even questioning what he did on the football field. Yes, Alabama might have exposed him a little bit [in the national championship game]. But Alabama exposed a lot of people.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/gia...ks-endorsement

  • #2
    I wonder if the Giants are hoping that he falls into the second round...
    Last edited by KidA; 04-12-2013, 05:43 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by KidA View Post
      I wonder if the Giants are hoping that he fells into the second round...

      I think its very possible he goes in the 2nd round. just not when the giants pick. That would be great value if he did.

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      • #4
        The endorsement doesn't mean much to me....Tuck is going to support him for the Notre Dame aspect alone. I trust Jerry will make the right decision. I've said before I was big on Te'o before this year but after the whole cat-fish incident, I really don't want that media outlet in the Giants locker room.
        "You killed my family, and I don't like that kind of thing."

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        • #5
          Ehhh, i'd rather Khaseem Greene or even the other Rugers MLB Baurenitis..Teo is but a name to me now. He can't stack and shed, might as well draft Ogletree more fast and athletic.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BlessedinBlue22 View Post
            Ehhh, i'd rather Khaseem Greene or even the other Rugers MLB Baurenitis..Teo is but a name to me now. He can't stack and shed, might as well draft Ogletree more fast and athletic.
            you obviously are basing your assessment of teo on the Alabama game. he had a bad game, the rest of the tape shows a highly productive player who indeed stacks and sheds enabling him to make tackles all over the field. he is easily an upgrade over most of what they have at LB at the moment, especially against the run.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by KidA View Post
              I wonder if the Giants are hoping that he falls into the second round...
              Look what I just stumbled on.

              http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/mock-draft/round/2


              this mock has us taking Teo in the 2nd. THAT i would not mind!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Eli TO Shockey View Post
                Look what I just stumbled on.

                http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/mock-draft/round/2


                this mock has us taking Teo in the 2nd. THAT i would not mind!
                no way he falls that far
                Because of all of the effort and examination being poured into these predictions, the draft is a robust market that, in the aggregate, does a good job of sorting prospects from top to bottom.1 Yet despite so many people trying to “beat the market,” no single actor can do it consistently. Abnormal returns are likely due to luck, not skill. But that hasn’t stopped NFL executives from behaving with the confidence of traders.

                http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/...eat-the-draft/

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                • #9
                  He is not my first choice at 19 th but if the Giants go that way I cool with that choice. As always in Reese I trust.
                  " Success is never final, but failure can be " B.P.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Eli TO Shockey View Post
                    Look what I just stumbled on.

                    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/mock-draft/round/2


                    this mock has us taking Teo in the 2nd. THAT i would not mind!
                    that would be a great value..

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                    • #11
                      I doubt that Te'o will fall into our lap in round two. If the Giants have interest in him, they'll have to use their first.

                      Minus the whole "cat- fish" situation, I would not mind using our 1st on him considering he plays LB. I trust management enough to judge whether or not his whole spectacle with the media will interfere with the team. If they feel it won't impact his or the team's play, I really wouldn't mind them selecting him.
                      Last edited by Perfect Paradox; 04-12-2013, 06:44 PM.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Perfect Paradox View Post
                        I doubt that Te'o will fall into our lap in round two. If the Giants have interest in him, they'll have to use their first.

                        Minus the whole "cat- fish" situation, I would not mind using our 1st on him considering he plays LB. I trust management enough to judge whether or not his whole spectacle with the media will interfere with the team. If they feel it won't impact his or the team's play, I really wouldn't mind them selecting him.
                        Fair enough and welcome to the MB.
                        " Success is never final, but failure can be " B.P.

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                        • #13
                          I feel he will fall like Randle did, Dwayne Allen also fell to the top of the 3rd also. That mock has Okafor and kawaan short being taken after our 49th, which i don't see. Don't like the Minter pick, rather Greene, Taylor or Short.

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                          • #14
                            I agree. Lets not judge him from 1 game. I'd be very pleased if we got him with our first pick. It's time we change the tides of our first pick and go with a LB. Most are screaming OL as our number 1 need. I think we have or will have a much greater need at LB, especially when EVERY OTHER QB in our division is mobile. I think Ogletree will go in the top 15, Teo is the next best option. Something in my gut tells me he'd thrive for a long time in NY.

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                            • #15
                              Smokescreen!!!!!!! Giants don't bring in players for visits that there going to draft, atleast not ones in the first round.

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