the combine. He also has Eifert as one of the winners.
ILB Manti Te'o (Notre Dame): Te'o looked slow and stiff. Nobody - not even that gal, "Lennay Kekua" - can deny what Te'o did on the field at Notre Dame. He sparked the mini-resurgence at South Bend. But through the proliferation of athletic, mobile quarterbacks, what's Te'o's value? At the combine, at least, he didn't look like an every-down linebacker. This, of course, after he was posterized in the national title game. Eventually, questions about the hoax will die down. Eventually. Any team that drafts Te'o will inherit part of the circus we saw last weekend in Indy.
TE Tyler Eifert (Notre Dame): He was highly productive at Notre Dame, outperforming the NFL-bound tight ends before him (John Carlson, Kyle Rudolph). And at Indianapolis, Eifert may have had the most complete, dominant performance of any prospect. Eifert finished fifth at his position in the 40 (4.68), third on the bench (22 reps), third with the vertical leap (35.5 inches), third at the broad jump (9 feet, 11 inches), first in the three-cone drill (6.92 seconds), fourth in the 20-yard shuttle (4.32 seconds) and second in the 60-yard shuttle (11.52 seconds).
Eifert would seem to be a great fit in Green Bay's offense if the Packers decide to release Jermichael Finley, but it's hard to see Eifert slipping to the 26th pick now. "I strive to be a complete tight end; I don't think I'm there yet," Eifert said. "But guys like Jimmy Graham, Gronkowski, Rudolph, those guys I like to watch and see myself being similar players to them."