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Old 04-03-2013, 01:18 PM   #1
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I think I'm the only guy on this site that doesn't see it with this kid.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:05 PM   #3
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I'm just posting the news, I'm not particularly a huge fan of him either. I'm always leery of dudes who have had severe injury issues coming out of college.
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I'm just posting the news, I'm not particularly a huge fan of him either. I'm always leery of dudes who have had severe injury issues coming out of college.
Oh forsure, I do the same things all the time. A lot of guys on here see his upside which is fair, I'm with you though - he has a pretty significant injury history. Even before that though, he didn't set the world on fire.
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Probably because he's a local product and Penn State has had a knack for pumping out quality linebackers as of recently - Sean Lee, Navorro Bowman, Paul Posluszny, Tamba Hali, etc.
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I think I'm the only guy on this site that doesn't see it with this kid.
Agreed..... If he is undrafted then invite him, don't throw a pick away.
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I think I'm the only guy on this site that doesn't see it with this kid.
He's a far more athletic player than Te'o, With better leadership and judgement than the borderline 1st or 2nd round player that Te'o is rated at. He's basically the same size, with better speed and great instincts. He led his team in interceptions and led the Big Ten in interception return yards. He not only plays well against the run, but is effective in coverage and can rush the passer. All this while missing the last game of the year. This doesn't even touch on his amazing leadership qualities that became very evident if you paid any attention at all to Penn State football this past year. If you had watched this guy play at Penn State, you would know that he has made plays every time he stepped on the field. I don't know what there is to not like about him other than his injury history.

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I can understand liking the kid and his positive qualities, but saying he's a better prospect than Te'o is just erroneous.
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He's a far more athletic player than Te'o, With better leadership and judgement than the borderline 1st or 2nd round player that Te'o is rated at. He's basically the same size, with better speed and great instincts. He led his team in interceptions and led the Big Ten in interception return yards. He not only plays well against the run, but is effective in coverage and can rush the passer. All this while missing multiple games at the end of the year. This doesn't even touch on his amazing leadership qualities that became very evident if you paid any attention at all to Penn State football this past year. If you had watched this guy play at Penn State, you would know that he has made plays every time he stepped on the field. I don't know what there is to not like about him other than his injury history.
all comes off as a little homerish...

up to January 7th this year, Teo was everything great leader, great person, all that noise. He did end up with 7 picks and was probably the best player on one of the better defenses in the country..

At the end of they day maybe Mauti is a better leader than Teo but what good is it, if he is gonna be on the bench cause of injuries

The injury history in itself has to be a major red flag for guys like him and Lattimore and im sure there are teams who wont even put guys like him on their board cause of the knee injuries

I'd take him late in round 7 or as a udfa we have too many problems with injuries to add him any earlier
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all comes off as a little homerish...

up to January 7th this year, Teo was everything great leader, great person, all that noise. He did end up with 7 picks and was probably the best player on one of the better defenses in the country..

At the end of they day maybe Mauti is a better leader than Teo but what good is it, if he is gonna be on the bench cause of injuries

The injury history in itself has to be a major red flag for guys like him and Lattimore and im sure there are teams who wont even put guys like him on their board cause of the knee injuries

I'd take him late in round 7 or as a udfa we have too many problems with injuries to add him any earlier
Wow. I state what is KNOWN about Mauti. I give my opinion about his athleticism. I know what Te'o's 40 time is, and so do all of you. You also watched him come to top speed quickly and then have no 4th or 5th gear. This equals coverage liability. I listed Mauti's accomplishments which are FACT, not homer opinions. 1st Team All-Big Ten, 1st Team All-American, and won the Butkus-Fitzgerald Award for best Big Ten LB. I make the comparison to Te'o not to bash Te'o, but to point out how great a bargain he can be if taken late in the draft.

Erroneous? Homerish? Who's opinion is lacking substance here?
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