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8 a.m.: Tuesday marks the sixth and final day of the NFL combine. It may also be the most exciting for viewers.
That’s because Day 6 is dedicated to the defensive backs. Typically we see the fastest 40 times among cornerbacks and safeties, and the positional drills are the most useful to watch. You get a really good sense of a player’s agility and flexibility when they’re dropping in a back pedal, turning their hips and running.
Among the top players to watch in the 2013 class are cornerbacks Dee Milliner, Johnthan Banks, Desmond Trufant and Xavier Rhodes and safeties Kenny Vaccaro, John Cyprien, Matt Elam and D.J. Swearinger. The players with the most to prove, however, are Tyrann Mathieu and Rhodes.
Both cornerbacks have major question marks about their athleticism. Rhodes even talked about a possible conversion to safety in his combine interviews. If Rhodes tests out well, teams may have more confidence in drafting him in the first round. He comes with elite size for the position...
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LSU Tigers defensive back Tyrann Mathieu was hoping to use the
opportunity he was presented at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine to impress
NFL scouts and show that he has been working hard to improve as a
player, despite spending the entire season on the sidelines after being
booted from the LSU football program. Unfortunately for Mathieu, his
Tyrann Mathieu was kicked out of LSU, and with another chance to make an impression on NFL executives and coaches, he again failed to impress.
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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The cornerback formally known as the Honey Badger Tyrann Mathieu turned in a pretty impressive 40 at the NFL Scouting Combine Tuesday. Mathieu, who was kicked off the LSU football team after repeated drug charges ran a 4.43 40 in his first attempt and a 4.5 flat in his second attempt. Both times are unofficial [...]
@BenVolinPBP The cornerback’s at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine ran the forty-yard dash today and their official times have now been released. Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu ran a 4.50 forty and former Alabama corner Dee Millner clocked a 4.37 forty. ESPN’s Adam Schefter posted a few more. Official DB 40 times: Darius Slay 4.36, Dee Milliner 4.37, Desmond Trufant 4...
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.
Defensive back and special teams specialist Tyrann "Honey Badger" Mathieu was once one of, if not the, most electrifying players in Division 1 college football at LSU. However, his failed drug tests and pot-related arrests led to a monumental fall from grace and dismissal from the football program.He has resurfaced at the combine, and impressed many there with his words...
Tyrann Mathieu out of LSU is an interesting prospect. He has some off the field issues, but on the field he is a very good player. Mathieu isn’t slated to go in the first couple rounds and with at least 14 picks in this draft, the 49ers can take a chance on a player like Mathieu.CBS SportsNFL.comCBS SportsOverview A New Orleans native, Mathieu arrived at LSU as the No. 13-ranked...
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...
Last night I wrote a piece on whether or not the Patriots should take a chance on former LSU standout Tyrann Mathieu should he be available in the late rounds of the draft. But evaluating the plethora of secondary talent in this year's draft; they should have a chance to upgrade the defensive backfield much earlier if they want.
Kenny Vaccaro, coming out of Texas, has established...