Manti Te'o, meet the NFL—and its media
Nobody will draw a crowd like the Notre Dame linebacker (below), whose bizarre fake-girlfriend melodrama fascinated the nation in January. If Te'o hopes to move beyond the humiliation and launch a pro career from a spot in the second half of the first round, how he answers a host of difficult questions will be critical.
"This is the beginning of an uncomfortable few months for him," says Mayock, who did color commentary for Notre Dame games on NBC last season. "My advice to him would be, 'Put your best foot forward, look people in the eye, and be up front, regardless of how embarrassing the situation is.'"