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[News] Could Manti Te'o Fall To Ravens?

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The Heisman runner up was once regarded as the best player in college football this year.

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The real question is, do the Ravens want him. We have so many other positions of need that I don't see us going MLB in the first round. There will be great talent there at 32. Let's just wait and see how FA pans out, and how many of our free agents we're able to retain, before we start clamoring for guys like Te'o.

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[quote name='BMORElegacy' timestamp='1360783966' post='1356786']
The real question is, do the Ravens want him. We have so many other positions of need that I don't see us going MLB in the first round. There will be great talent there at 32. Let's just wait and see how FA pans out, and how many of our free agents we're able to retain, before we start clamoring for guys like Te'o.

In Oz We Trust.
[/quote] Remember, Oz goes for the best on the board, no matter the position need.

But I see what you're saying. We shouldn't be speculating that far ahead. So much more ground to cover before the draft.
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No way...please don't pick him. I'm sorry but ND is not what they are cracked up to be and play sub-par talented teams mostly. He will not be worth a high draft pick in the NFL. I'd rather take another ALabama boy or someone from the SEC where they seem to always produce at a higher level...
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[quote name='metalraven' timestamp='1360784214' post='1356791']
Remember, Oz goes for the best on the board, no matter the position need.

But I see what you're saying. We shouldn't be speculating that far ahead. So much more ground to cover before the draft.
[/quote]I think Te'o had the hype thing going for him through the season. But when he faced NFL caliber talent in the Championship Game he got exposed. I think he'll fall because of his non-spectacular play. He was getting blown up.

I prefer Minter out of LSU over Te'o in this year's draft, and I prefer our own guys over anybody in the draft. Ellerbe had a great year and should be a priority to resign. McClain is recovering from a serious injury that I haven't heard anything about. But if he has recovered, an Ellerbe-McClain tandem in the middle will do just fine. Just look at how they handled their business last year when Ray went down with that turf toe injury.
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The thing that's good with Ozzie is he doesn't just pick the "predicted best" from the draft. He knows players are overrated and underrated depending on the team they are on. He picks from more than just the SEC teams that do good and have good stats. He picks from smaller colleges like Utah, BYU, Delaware, Rutgers... Colleges that get less recognition. I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't take a linebacker first round and maybe get a less recognized one lower down in the draft which might actually play better.
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I prefer Linter over Manti Te'o also. I like the way he plays better. But in the end whoever we get this year at the Linebacker position is probably going to be who we work our whole defense around for a long time unless they become a bust.
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Hope his coming to Baltimore, I think he will be a great ILB, he probably won't be a Ray Lewis like in the 2000 season, but I believe his the right guy, him or Kevin Minter hope one if them is going to be draftet by Ravens.
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Plus Adrian Hamilton doesn't look too bad and we picked him up. He hasn't played much but he is decent the few plays he has got to play on the field.
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Pass. Look how he played against their only real opponent that season. Depending on what happens with McKinnie, I feel like we should get a left tackle so we can keep Oher on the right. I'm not saying first round, unless the oppurtunity presents itself, but in one of the earlier rounds.
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[quote name='ravemane' timestamp='1360784842' post='1356807']
The only tape I need to watch is the national championship game against bama this dude aint no NFL linebacker
[/quote] You may want to watch 4 years of tape before judging him entirely on one game. I've been watching the kid since he was a freshman. Every year he got better and better.

That game against Bama was awful, no doubt. However, I really think he was "out of it" mentally because all of that crap was about to hit the fan, and he knew it. In fact, the whole ND team was out of sync.

All season long Te'o faced some of the best individual players in college football, and he dominated all of them (exception Bama). Te'o is the reason ND was even in the national championship.

So I wouldn't completely discount the kid based off of one game.

Plus, he's adaptable and teachable. (Lacks common sense in the real world, obviously. But he's football smart, and reads offenses very well)

No matter what team he falls to, I think he will fare very well. That's based on more than one game.
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Mateo is a wasted draft pick. I don't care what he did prior years, anybody could put up those stats in that weak non conference he was in. Everybody saw what happen when they finally played a real team. He gets too much credit, but I blame it on these analyst who really don't watch college football they just go off what they see in the highlight film instead of watching the game
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I'd prefer Kevin Minter of LSU but he'll most likely be gone by time we select at 32, If Manti Te'o is still available at the 32nd slot I for one wouldn't mind us picking up the young man. Yes, He's made mistakes. He's young & maturing, I see talent there tho & great value at the 32nd slot . . .
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I hope he falls this is the best spot for him also I don't get how he was regarded as the best player in CFB his fundamentals to me were always lacking he just rode the hype machine and was driven up because its a fairly weak class for 1st-2nd round MLB's late first round to early 2nd I think that was always a good spot for him
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dont care how fast he is; he got steamrolled by Alabama. 1st round ILBs don't do that. He will get the Vontaze Burfict treatment: all hype. Also anyone who is dumb enough to get hoaxed like that, ugh no thanks. Let him be someone else's circus
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And for those who judge him on 1 game that's bull because its 1 game and really he just played bad to his standards but he should of never had those standards he was grossly overrated having said that he is definitely worth late 1st round picks definitely not top 10 though
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The Ravens need to trade out of the 1st rd. to get more draft picks. This draft is loaded with defensive players. A sleeper in this draft is going to be Jon Bostic from Florida, he just needs to put on a little weight, he's a tackling machine, fast and he's physical
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned this, but I personally can't handle more of the trolling remarks and negative headlines our MLB draws.

I love Ray Lewis to my heart, but I can't even fathom having to defend Teo and the years upon years of dumb remarks and accusations people will lob at him.
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Personally I want Arthur Brown ILB out of Kansas State sure tackler and very athletic. But I wouldnt have a problem with Manti falling to us only concerns are 1. Scheme fit and 2. If he fell for something like he did in college, makes me wonder how he is gona deal with the pressure of being in the NFL, when people will take advantage of you and get your money thats a big thing for me.
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