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Te'o shouldn't scare off NFL scouts

Linebacker's lies in girlfriend hoax shouldn't dissuade any team from drafting him

Updated: January 24, 2013, 11:50 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Between now and draft day, Manti Te'o could do a number of things that determine where he lands in the first round, or if he lands in the first round at all. He might ace the combine drills and Wonderlic test, or botch his job interviews, or throw out his back, or weigh in with an impressive body-fat percentage for a man his size.

He could do all of the above, too.

But the lies he told in prolonging the great girlfriend hoax of the century shouldn't dissuade the New ...

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