Manti Te’o is pretty sure that whole dead-girlfriend hoax won’t have an impact on his draft stock. That dude will believe anything.
The NFL combine begins Wednesday in Indianapolis, and Te'o is certain to face a lot of questions from teams wanting to know more about how he was drawn into the bizarre hoax that made national headlines.
''I have to just go out there and perform and all that other stuff is behind me,'' he told USA Today. ''What I did on the field is what I did on the field. I don't think what I did with this whole situation, I don't understand how it takes away from what I did on the field.
''As far as my stock dropping or rising, that's not up to me. The only thing I have to do is just do well, run fast, just be myself, be quick.'
Te’o’s opinion flies in the face of numerous experts who think teams won’t exactly be falling all over each other to use a high pick on the ex-Notre Dame star.