Manti Te'oLinebacker | Notre Dame
Manti Te'o should probably be playing games right now for an NFL team in the preseason. A likely first-round selection had he chosen to skip his senior season, Te'o surprised many by returning to Notre Dame. The linebacker has posted consecutive seasons of 125-plus tackles, and he will look to build on those numbers as the unquestioned leader of a defense that has an inexperienced secondary and possible depth concerns up front. His leadership should come in handy through a tough slate that features trips to East Lansing, Norman and L.A.
-- Matt Fortuna