Several draft prospects have visited the Chargers this month. Some are more high-profile than others. Former Notre Dame inside linebacker Manti Te'o will make his next pre-draft visit in San Diego, ESPN's Ed Werder reported Tuesday. Teo will become the latest defender to arrive at the facility, joining a list that includes former Oregon inside linebacker Kiko Alonso, LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery and Washington State outside linebacker Travis Long, per sources. Te'o recently visited the Lions. He'd fill a need for the Chargers, who must replace Takeo Spikes at the starting Mike linebacker spot. Bront Bird and Jonas Mouton currently compose the depth chart. Teo, at 6-foot-1 and 242 pounds, is an All-American who's become better known for his involvement in an apparent love hoax. He addressed reporters in February at the NFL Combine. "I’ve learned just to be honest in anything and everything you do, from the big things to the small things," Te'o said in Indianapolis. A projected late first-round selection, the 22-year-old likely will be off the board before the Chargers pick at No. 45 overall in the second round. Alonso also is a potential Spikes replacement. He had 81 tackles in 2012 with four interceptions, six passes defensed, one sack and two forced fumbles. Draft analysts project him to last into the second, possibly third, round. Montgomery and Long, like Alonso, visited the Chargers last week. Montgomery didn't do himself any favors at the combine, fueling reported character issues when discussing how he elevated his game against stiffer competition.
Report: Manti Te'o to visit Chargers
San Diego Union-Tribune | Apr 10