With the recent downfalls, Te'o did not need to suffer any more setbacks during his pro day held today. He did run a better 40 time with his top time being 4.69 (Notre Dame's unofficial time) and tallied 21 reps on the 225-pound bench press. At the NFL combine, Te'o only clocked a 4.82 40-yard dash and chose not to bench press. Today's work out may have helped him slightly, but his stock looks to remain close to the same as before.
"I felt good. I'm at home now," Te'o said. "I was very pleased with how I performed." (Chicago Tribune)
While he does have good on-field reaction and was a solid tackler until he faced Alabama, his athleticism and lack of dynamic ability may hinder him in the NFL. Te'o hauled in seven interceptions last season, but he was not able to penetrate the backfield much at all.
Right now, he may be drafted in the first round due to teams' needs, but he appears to be borderline first round talent. Of the top five rated inside linebackers, Te'o is ranked second both on the CFU ratings by Ron Clements and according to the NFL Network's Mike Mayock.
Sources: NFL.com and Chicago Tribune
2011 Von Miller 4.49
2010 Sean Weatherspoon 4.52
2012 Luke Kuechly 4.58
2012 Dont'a Hightower 4.65
2010 Rolando McClain 4.69
Source: ESPN Stats & Information