Biography: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors the past two seasons. Senior totals included 37/14/11 after 65/11.5/8 as a junior.
Positives: Relentless college pass rusher with poor size/speed numbers. Plays with a nasty attitude, works hard to get involved in the action, and consistently makes plays on the ball. Quickly changes direction and can bend off the page as a pass rusher or collapse to the outside defending the run. Flies around the field, stays with the action, and wraps up tackling.
Negatives: Really struggles going up against large offensive tackles. Lacks great bulk and is easily handled at the point of attack.
Analysis: Te'o-Nesheim is an undersized college pass rusher who lacks the pure speed to play outside linebacker in the NFL. He's a competitive defender who plays with a non-stop motor and goes beyond his physical skills to produce on the field. Will offer possibilities at the next level as a pass rush specialist and special teams player.
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