Te'o has been projected as a potential first-round pick. But Rob Rang, an NFL draft analyst for CBSSports.com, said Te'o's first-half performance, when he struggled to avoid being blocked and, more tellingly, missed several tackles on Lacy and Yeldon, should be troubling to pro scouts.
"In the biggest of big games you have to play well," Rang said at halftime. "The fact he's not has got to be an area of concern for any NFL talent evaluator. You don't get more NFL (offensive) talent than Alabama. You don't get a bigger stage. … For of player with his hype to not be able to make tackles, it will hurt his draft stock."
I agree, I think he's out of the top 10. But he didn't play that bad to get knocked into the 2nd and 3rd round to me.
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