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April 14, 2010 at 11:20 AM

Teams taking a good look at Te’o-Nesheim

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Included above is a cool video of Daniel Te’o-Nesheim put together by his management company. It runs about six minutes long and includes seemingly all of the school-record 30 sacks he compiled during his four years at Washington.
But it provides a different view of those sacks (and lots of others, such as the memorable hit in 2007 on Cal’s Justin Forsett, now with the Seahawks) as most are from the coaches film, featuring wider angles of the plays than you normally see (and answers the question of what it’s like to watch a game from the press box of Husky Stadium, as well). The video also includes some of Te’o-Nesheim’s Pro Day workout at UW last month. (And you’ll note that it also bills Te’o-Nesheim as a linebacker, a position at which he may be tried in the NFL).
Te’o-Nesheim briefly stopped by UW’s practice on Tuesday to say hello and said that he had visited the Raiders over the weekend, the highlight being a personal meeting with Al Davis.
He said he has also visited the Patriots and Eagles. So the assumption would be those are the three teams most interested in his services, though I can’t count the guys I’ve talked to on draft day who said they were taken by a team they’d never visited or talked with — lots of game-playing going on in the days and weeks before the draft.
This Yahoo.com story today reports that Te’o-Nesheim’s stock is rising and that he could be picked as high as the third round.
I spoke recently to Pro Football Weekly draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki, who said Te’o-Nesheim’s stock rose a bit after his workouts.
“He’s a guy that worked out better than expected, put up better numbers than you would think looking at the tape,” he said. “I went back and re-evaluated him after seeing him at the Combine and I know a lot of coaches and scouts re-evaluated him, as well. They are looking at effort and how hard a guy plays and I think there are a lot of defensive coaches who have gotten enthralled with his tape. There’s a question of his upside, how much better would he get, a belief that he would be a solid backup but not sure that he’d ever be more.”
NFLDraftScout.com has Te’o-Nesheim listed as a fourth-round pick and the No. 12 defensive end.

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