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Like a handful of others, Tyrann Mathieu has spent this week fielding questions about past off the field struggles, while trying to convince scouts and GM’s of his value and alleged newfound maturity since his “Honey Badger” days.
Those questions, were perhaps the hard part of the Scouting Combine for the LSU star. The easy part for Mathieu, was quieting any doubters with his 4.50 40-yard dash time, and a natural ability to catch balls on position drills.
When asked in an interview on NFL.com’s Draft Tracker podcast yesterday, Mathieu was quick to compare his game to the likes of Charles Woodson, Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu
“It’s definitely Woodson, Ed Reed, Troy Polamalu” Mathieu told Bucky Brooks. “I try to take bits and pieces from those guys’ game and put it into my game”.
While Mathieu openly compares himself to three of the league’s most veteran defensemen without ever having set foot on an NFL field, he isn’t entirely wrong.
From a height perspective (5’9), Mathieu is in the sam
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Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu has done his best at the NFL combine to change the perception is him and increase his draft stock before the actual draft. One of the aspects of the draft is the interview aspect with NFL teams. What you say to them can have a significant impact on your stock.
So now we have this quote courtesy of Mlive.com, where the honey badger decides to...
Tyrann Mathieu went from being a Heisman candidate to being out of football and school, but got his chance to prove he still has the physical attributes to play the game at the NFL Combine. As far as the physical tests are concerned--like the 40-yard dash--he did well:
Officially he was timed at 4.5 seconds in the 40, but if you asked me the man looked a lot faster than...
Tyrann Mathieu had a nice day at the NFL Scouting Combine on Tuesday. It seems that the former LSU Tiger has already let it go to his head.
An NFL-caliber cornerback has to have swagger but he also has to have some common sense.
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Tyrann Mathieu had a nice day at the NFL Scouting Combine on Tuesday. It seems that the former LSU Tiger has already let it go to his head. An NFL-caliber cornerback has to have swagger but he also has to have some common sense. According to the league’s website, the man known as Honey [...]
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Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu believes he is personally more equipped for the NFL stage now than ever before. "I know what it's like to not have football; I know what it's like to be humiliated," he said in front of hundreds at the NFL Scouting Combine. "To go back down that road? Not a chance in my lifetime again." He talks inside.
Arun Morace Tyrann Mathieu made quite the splash at the NFL Scouting Combine. Image Credit: Dave Martin, Associated Press
One of the most interesting prospects at this year’s Scouting Combine was former LSU defensive back/return specialist Tyrann Mathieu. The former Heisman Trophy candidate has been away from football for a year following his expulsion from the LSU Tigers...
The jury isn’t out just yet for Tyrann Mathieu, but people are still uncertain with what he has to offer a NFL team. Mathieu mission over the next few weeks is to try and persuade teams to invest in his stock during the draft pick. Baltimore Ravens Ed Reed has already reached out in attempts to provide Mathieu with some guidance. Reed has advises a few young players, helping them...
Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu told MLive.com that he believes he can handle covering a great receiver like Calvin Johnson of the Lions.
“I feel like if I was to check somebody like a Calvin Johnson, he’ll make his plays, but I’m definitely going to get mine, too,” Mathieu said. “He’s going to catch his five balls, but I’m going to get my two turnovers, so we’ll...
The NFL scouting combine is now officially in the rear view and all 32 teams around the league will have to make heads or tails of the more than 300 prospects they scouted over the past week.
Some of the big winners from the 2013 edition included Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert, Florida defensive tackle Shariff Floyd and even West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin. They, along...
After a hectic four days at Lucas Oil Stadium, the 2013 NFL Combine culminated on Tuesday with the defensive backs getting on the field for a chance to showcase their athletic ability to on looking NFL teams. Just like every other day at the combine, a few prospective pro’s took advantage of the opportunity by dominating the day of drills, while others did just the opposite and...