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Manti Te'o could be a viable choice for the Ravens if he is the best linebacker available in the first or second round.
Manti Te'o could also be solid pick for the Ravens in the first or second round. Te'o's draft stock has fluctuated, but it is presumed that he will go somewhere in the first two rounds.
The biggest concern for the Ravens regarding Te'o has to be his offseason. Not only did he deal with the "catfish" hoax, but he also posted below-average numbers at the NFL combine and his pro day. His career at Notre Dame also didn't end well, as Alabama went to town on the Irish defense.
However, Te'o's body of work last season was unmatched by anybody in the country. The Heisman runner-up recorded 113 tackles and also had seven interceptions last year.
Kevin Minter is certainly a better overall prospect than Te'o in this year's draft. But if he falls off the board before Baltimore can draft him, Te'o may be a good option. If the Ravens go another route with their first pick and if Te'o is available late in the second, the Ravens could take him there as well.