You're overpimping Te'o. By a lot.
Is this your first NFL draft? Do you know what kind of players go at #1 overall?
They aren't dipshits who are "solid pass defenders and tacklers."
Patrick Willis was the last "sure thing" the ILB world has seen in the NFL draft. He was a physical marvel. And he didn't even go in the top 5.
You're acting like Te'o is Patrick Willis, and he's really not.
And even if he were, he's not a pass rusher. He doesn't have elite speed. He's a try-hard Tebow guy with the talent and smarts to play the position in the NFL. Nothing more than that. He'll probably be a good football player in the pros.
"Good football players" aren't what you're looking for at the top overall pick. You're looking for franchise leaders. Guys who will win games for your team. And for that you look to QBs.
If that's something you've already brought up, it's because the counterarguments you give are faulty, specious, and weak. You have yet to respond to our point about sacrificing QB value but not sacrificing ILB value