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Manti Te'o and Geno Smith provided the sizzle previously missing from the NFL draft.
With several big names available, Jacksonville went to a lesser program for an unpublicized player to open the second round of the NFL draft Friday night: safety Johnathan Cyprien of Florida International.
Manti Te'o spent Thursday night with his family in Hawaii, watching the first round of the NFL draft and expecting a phone call that never came.
Since 1936, the NFL has picked the best of college football to join the pro league. From the very first pick _ Jay Berwanger, who also was the first bust, never playing a down in the NFL _ to last year's No. 1, Andrew Luck, the draft has always offered plenty of intrigue for teams and fans.
Manti Te'o walked into a crowded room of reporters Saturday, took a breath and settled in for 15 minutes of NFL scouting combine history.
Somehow we confused athletic brilliance with morality, turned a sprinter into a savior, an ideal because of what his blades did on those synthetic tracks.
The man who says he tricked Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o into falling for a fake woman he created online claims the hoax had "everything to do" with escaping from real life because he had been molested as a child.
Dr. Phil McGraw says Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, who masterminded the dead girlfriend hoax involving Manti Te'o, told him the Notre Dame linebacker was not involved in the scheme and that he ended up falling "deeply, romantically" in love with the football player.
Dr. Phil McGraw said on the "Today" show Wednesday morning that he believes Manti Te'o's hoaxster, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, fell genuinely in love with the linebacker over a two-year span of lies and deception.
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o didn't show any signs of being affected by the girlfriend hoax leading up to the BCS title game, but his play indicates it may have taken a toll, coach Brian Kelly said Tuesday.