5 Reasons Bizarre Manti Te'o Story Shouldn't Hurt Draft Stock

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5 Reasons Bizarre Manti Te'o Story Shouldn't Hurt Draft Stock
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Manti Te'o is still a solid first-round prospect.

No story is more bizarre than that of Manti Te'o and his fake girlfriend, but the Notre Dame linebacker shouldn't see his draft stock plummet because of it.

While the unique nature of the story will certainly lead to some interesting questions from NFL teams, the game tape speaks for itself. Te'o's four-year career at Notre Dame included 437 tackles, 8.5 sacks, seven interceptions and 17 passes defended. 

Sure, this situation could cause some issues in the locker room, but should it affect where he goes on draft day? 

Absolutely not. 

Let's take a look at five reasons why Te'o's draft stock will be unaffected by this bizarre story.

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