As one of the country's most dominant players and biggest stars, Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te'o obviously has a bright future ahead of him playing football on Sundays. Although Te'o is reluctant to talk about his NFL future with the team preparing to face the Alabama Crimson Tide for the BCS National Championship Jan. 7, Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco has been willing to discuss Te'o's virtues as a player for him.
"He has no limitations," Diaco told Dan Hayes of Comcast Sports Net Chicago. "He'd be, and is going to be, a productive player in any defensive system that he gets added to at the next level."
Te'o, who was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy and won the Walter Camp award, Lott and Lombardi Trophies, and the Maxwell, Bednarik, Butkus and Nagurski awards, was projected to go 11th overall in ESPN draft expert Todd McShay's first mock draft.