Manti Te'o, Geno Smith passed over

Updated: April 26, 2013, 1:26 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Manti Te'o and Geno Smith must wait at least one more day to find out their futures.

Te'o, the Notre Dame linebacker, was not taken in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday. And so fans -- and even people who don't normally care about football -- will buzz for another 24 hours about the fake girlfriend hoax and its repercussions on his football career.

But what likely dropped Te'o to at least the second round had little to do with the tabloid-ready story of ...

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