Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o handled his news conference at the combine well Saturday. The media peppered him with lots of questions about his "girlfriend" hoax that drew him tons of unwanted attention around the nation.

And Te'o answered the questions. That hoax could help a team like the Ravens because Te'o, projected by most to go very high in the first round, now reportedly has seen his value slip. I've heard and read "experts" saying this hoax could help him slide all the way down to the bottom of the first round where the Ravens would be waiting with the final pick.

Could that happen? Who knows? But there's no question Te'o has lost some of his value because of the embarrassing nature of this situation, and the Ravens will certainly need help with linebackers.