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Manti Teo runs the 40 yard dash during Notre Dame pro day at the Guglielmino Athletics Complex Tuesday March 26, 2913. Teo was a line backer for Notre Dame last season. Scouts and coaches from NFL teams gathered at Notre Dame to evaluate players before the draft. ¬ (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen) ¬ ¬ ¬ (AP)
Manti Te’o passed over in the first round of NFL Draft
Posted on April 25, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

NEW YORK — The most prolific Notre Dame player in a generation was snubbed on the first night of the draft.

Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o wasn’t selected in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday, April 25. Fellow Irish grad Tyler Eifert was chosen 21st by Cincinnati.

Te’o had been projected as early as 20th (Chicago Bears) and late as 32nd (Baltimore Ravens) by most major draft analysts. Many draft experts expected Te’o to go to Minnesota, but the Vikings passed on Te’o in all three of their first round picks.

Te’o turned down invitations to attend the opening night of the NFL Draft Thursday, April 25, in New York, electing instead to watch the draft at home with his family. The draft resumes Friday.