Scouting Report
A key four-year starter for Washington, Te'o-Nesheim is expected to be selected in the later rounds of the NFL draft. The defensive end capped another strong season for the Huskies by being named to the all-Pac-10 second team while also winning the team's Wait Rising Lineman of the Year award for the second consecutive season. Te'o-Nesheim finished his collegiate career by setting a Washington record with 30 1/2 sacks. His 11 sacks as a senior led the team. Known for his toughness, intensity and leadership, NFL teams may find those qualities a plus and move him up in the draft. However, he's considered undersized for the defensive line and lacks the speed and agility to play as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. Those areas might limit him to special teams duties. He performed well among defensive linemen at the NFL draft combine, leaping 37 inches in the vertical jump, one inch shy of the highest mark. He was also second-fastest in the 3-cone drill, clocking in at 6.91 seconds, while his 20-yard shuttle time was third-best at his position at 4.18 seconds.