When it rains, it pours for Manti Te’o. Seriously, is there anyone in the world who is having a worse couple of months than this guy? He has gone from the Heisman runner up, to the butt of every sports related joke, and now sliding down draft boards all over the NFL.
Te’o is not know for being extremely impressive athletically, but he definitely disappointed scouts, coaches, and front office personnel, when he ran a 4.82 40-yard dash . He simply did not look very athletic in any of his drills, and there are some serious concerns on whether he can handle the Linebacker position in the National Football League. Baltimore Ravens Head Coach, John Harbaugh does not seem impressed. GIF courtesy of SB Nation.
Also, apparently while the Miami Heat were watching the Combine on Tuesday, before their game with the Sacramento Kings, LeBron James was asked how fast he ran the 40.
LeBron on his 4.6 40 that he pointed out was without training, “It’s better than Manti Te’o, I’ll tell you that.”
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) February 26, 2013
Ouch. Now, LeBron is one of the best athletes this world has to offer, and it really shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that he is faster than Te’o, but man, this guy is getting ripped apart by everyone right now. If only Lennay Kekua were here to make him feel better.