Manti Te'o improved his 40 time, is now upgraded from "really slow" to "pretty slow"
Still, Te'o ran a 4.71-second 40 yard dash, which still places him among the slower linebackers projected in the top of the draft. It's a slight improvement, however, over his 4.82-second time that he recorded at the combine.
He was pleased with his performance, and there are still whispers that he could be selected in the 20-25 range in the draft. This is still a far cry from the top 5, which was where he was originally projected months ago.
Mel Kiper says Te'o will go 19th, and Todd McShay has him going with the 32nd pick. That's quite a spread, but it only takes 1 team to fall in love with him.
If Te'o is selected in the 1st round, he'll be the only linebacker selected in the first since 2010 with slower than a 4.70 forty time.
Do you think the slight improvement will result in a 1st round opportunity for Te'o? Or will he slide, thanks to his fake girlfriend saga and his still relatively slow time?
Where would you take Te'o, if you were an NFL team? Would you take him at all?