20 NFL Draft Prospects to Know, and Their NFL Counterparts

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Manti Te'o, Notre Dame/Brian Urlacher, Chicago

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Te'o is doing everything faster this season against both the run and the pass. He's strong at the point of attack against the run, shows instincts and awareness in underneath coverage and has great body control in space. And as is the case with Urlacher, his leadership should not be overlooked. Teammates believe in Te'o and follow his example, both on and off the field. He can charge a defense up emotionally, and his unit is the main reason Notre Dame is on the doorstep of a BCS title. -- Todd McShay