Manti Te'o is a Day 1 starter.
Everyone likes a sure thing.
In the case of the NFL Draft, teams can fall victim to blazing 40 times or big bench press totals, but while workout numbers certainly have their place, a prospect's game film is the true test of whether or not he's ready for primetime.
Every rookie experiences ups and downs in their first season, but there are always a handful of prospects who have the tools and experience to be significant first-year contributors.
Let's take a look at five of the most pro-ready prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft.
Manti Te'o has all the traits to be a great NFL linebacker.
It's impossible not to appreciate Manti Te'o as a person and a football player.
The senior linebacker quarterbacks Notre Dame's No. 1 defense with the passion, skill and experience of a 10-year NFL veteran.
Built like a tank at 6'2", 255 pounds, Te'o has had to shoulder enormous responsibility and adversity in 2012—he lost both his grandmother and his girlfriend in less than 24 hours back in September.
Te'o exhibited remarkable resilience in playing through what had to be tremendous emotional pain, but Notre Dame's leader didn't let his off-field issues affect his play.
On the field, Te'o continues to be a tackling machine with 103 wrap-ups on the year, and he has also shown off his ball skills with a whopping seven interceptions.
With his combination of size, speed, instincts and versatility, Te'o should be a Day 1 starter for whatever team is lucky enough to secure his services in the first round.
Matt Barkley was remarkably consistent at USC.
While West Virginia's Geno Smith or Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas may have more upside and physical ability, Southern California's Matt Barkley is the most pro-ready quarterback of the 2013 draft class.
Ever since he committed to the Trojans, Barkley has been a mainstay in USC's lineup.
The former 5-star recruit is a four-year starter who's played in a pro-style offense for his entire career.
Many college quarterbacks operate almost exclusively out of the shotgun formation, but Barkley has plenty of experience under center.
Although he doesn't have great arm strength or size, Barkley should be an immediate starter because of his wealth of experience and knowledge of the game.
Barrett Jones displayed great versatility at Alabama.
Barrett Jones can leave Alabama with absolutely zero regrets and a near flawless resume.
During his four-year career with the Crimson Tide, the 6'5", 302-pound Jones won two national championships (with a chance for a third one), earned All-American honors at three different positions and blocked for three premier backs in Mark Ingram, Trent Richardson and Eddie Lacy.
After starring at right guard as a freshman and sophomore, Jones shifted to the all-important left tackle spot in 2011 and proceeded to earn unanimous All-American honors.
In a display of unselfishness, Jones made another position switch, moving to center for his senior year. He became a two-time first-team selection.
Jones doesn't have tremendous athletic ability, so he'll most likely stick at guard at the next level.
However, what he does have is good technique, a great work ethic and the experience to be a plug-and-play rookie.
Jonathan Cooper could be a top-20 pick.
Challenging Jones for the top interior lineman ranking should be North Carolina's Jonathan Cooper.
The redshirt senior brings a ton of experience to the table to go along with plus athleticism and a massive frame.
Checking in at 6'3", 310 pounds, Cooper has incredibly quick feet for a man his size and is regarded as an excellent fit for zone-blocking schemes.
According to his scouting report on Inside the War Room, Cooper is an ideal pulling guard and should challenge Chance Warmack to be the first guard selected come next April.
With 48 career starts, Cooper is as pro-ready as it gets at the position.
Damontre Moore is the best pass-rusher you haven't heard about.
While Jarvis Jones garners all the headlines for his big sack numbers at Georgia, it's fellow SEC star Damontre Moore who is the most pro-ready pass-rusher.
Jones certainly has the speed to beat slower offensive tackles, but his lack of counter moves and his smaller frame leave some doubt about whether he can be an immediate impact player.
In Moore, you have a player with superior size (6'4", 250 pounds), a more complete game and experience at both defensive end and linebacker.
After racking up an incredible 72 tackles (17.5 for loss) and 8.5 sacks as a 3-4 outside linebacker in 2011, Moore put his hand in the dirt in 2012 and racked up 80/20/12.5 as a full-time 4-3 defensive end.
With extensive experience and production in both systems, Moore is a top-10 talent who will be a huge upgrade to any defense from the day he's drafted.