Tom Telesco: 'Manti Te'o has the capability'

Notre Dame linebacker Manti T'eo at a Media Day on January 5, 2013
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San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco believes that Manti Te'o can be a three-down linebacker in the NFL.

Tom Telesco has said that Manti Te'o has the capability to be a three-down linebacker for the San Diego Chargers.

The Bolts traded up the Draft to select the former Notre Dame player with the 38th overall pick.

In a conference call with season ticket holders, the general manager said: "He has the capability of being a three-down linebacker in this league, we'll see if that takes place this year.

"Third down is a very complicated down. So we'll see how that plays out. If it's this year, it's this year. If it's next year, it's next year."

Te'o was the runner-up for the 2012 Heisman Trophy.

Notre Dame linebacker Manti T'eo at a Media Day on January 5, 2013
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