Its wait'o for Manti Te'o in the NFL draft

Manti Te'o has not been selected in the first round of the NFL draft.

The Notre Dame linebacker became a tabloid sensation in January with revelations that the girlfriend who supposedly died during the season was actually a hoax. But what probably hurt his draft stock the most centered on football.

Te'o played poorly in a national title game loss to Alabama.

Then he ran a slow 40-yard dash time at the NFL combine.

Teams had to weigh that against his regular-season performance, when he had seven interceptions and finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting.

The 6-foot-1, 240-pound All-American was considered a late first-round or early second-round pick heading into the draft Thursday.

Now he'll have to wait until Friday, when the second and third rounds are held.