Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 40

Thread: Tyrann "Honey-Badger" Mathieu to enter NFL draft

  1. #1

    Tyrann "Honey-Badger" Mathieu to enter NFL draft

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2013/sto...ft-source-says

    Former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu announced Thursday he is entering the next NFL draft.

    Mathieu, known as the "Honey Badger," was a Heisman Trophy finalist known for his knack for making plays last year. But the 20-year-old Mathieu was suspended for this season due to a substance abuse issue he has continued to work on.

    Mathieu was arrested last month on a possession of marijuana charge. He also was dismissed from the football team in August for failing a drug test and entered a treatment program run by former NBA player John Lucas.

    Instead of transferring to another lower-division school to play this season, Mathieu re-enrolled at LSU but is not playing football.

  2. #2
    Rookie
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    998
    Maurice Clarett says "HI"

  3. #3
    The guy gets in the headlines and has had issues off the field. Sounds like a Rex Ryan type of guy.

  4. #4
    Hall of Fame
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Posts
    16,359
    He'll go late 3rd, 4th round now.

  5. #5
    Jets Insider VIP
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    27,010
    Quote Originally Posted by LockeJET View Post
    He'll go late 3rd, 4th round now.
    I'd say that's pretty optimistic.

    There's a good chance he doesn't even get drafted.

  6. #6
    Hall of Fame
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Posts
    16,359
    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable View Post
    I'd say that's pretty optimistic.

    There's a good chance he doesn't even get drafted.
    Jenkins from Florida had similair deal. He was kicked off the team, in a ton of trouble and he wen't 39th.

    Mathieu is getting drafted no question.

  7. #7
    He will be drafted. And drafted rather early. Why? Two words: Janoris Jenkins. Jenkins was waaaay worse than the Badge, even when Jenkins transferred to North Alabama he was no angel. And if Honey cleans up good after working with Lucas and shows teams that he has, he'll be drafted pretty early.

  8. #8
    Jets Insider VIP
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    27,010
    Quote Originally Posted by LockeJET View Post
    Jenkins from Florida had similair deal. He was kicked off the team, in a ton of trouble and he wen't 39th.

    Mathieu is getting drafted no question.
    Jenkins was also a much more talented player and played a more important position.

    Mathieu isn't much more than a glorified return man.

  9. #9
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Somerville, New Jersey, United States
    Posts
    1,784
    He's way too small to compete as a CB in the NFL. He'll go undrafted.

  10. #10
    All depends on his work outs before the draft. If he looks good someone will fall in love with him and think they can redeem him.

  11. #11
    Jets Insider VIP
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Boynton Beach, FL
    Posts
    8,952
    he will go undrafted.

  12. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by heymangold View Post
    He's way too small to compete as a CB in the NFL. He'll go undrafted.
    Undrafted really is a stretch....he is too fast and talented. Even if it was a returner only he would be early day 3 pick.

    Id guess 4th round....he is small and will probably not be more then a nickle DB

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable View Post
    Jenkins was also a much more talented player and played a more important position.

    Mathieu isn't much more than a glorified return man.
    Exactly. Matthieu will not be drafted at all.

  14. #14
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Somerville, New Jersey, United States
    Posts
    1,784
    Quote Originally Posted by eaglenj View Post
    Undrafted really is a stretch....he is too fast and talented. Even if it was a returner only he would be early day 3 pick.

    Id guess 4th round....he is small and will probably not be more then a nickle DB
    No ones going to draft a punt returner in the 4th round.

  15. #15
    Undrafted Free Agent
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    NY,NJ,PA The Real Tri-State
    Posts
    219
    I beleive the Bears once drafted pretty much only a punt and kickoff returner in the early 2000's in round number 2... Can't remember how that Hester guy worked out for them...

  16. #16
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    19,811
    He can be a solid PR/KR and will be good on ST. He is very small, not sure he will be more than a dime back on defense.

  17. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post
    He can be a solid PR/KR and will be good on ST. He is very small, not sure he will be more than a dime back on defense.
    Im also curious how he would do on offense....he's virtually the same size as chris rainey, less straight line speed, but as a slot guy/bubble screens etc he could create some mismatches.

  18. #18
    Hall Of Fame
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Charleston, SC
    Posts
    12,347
    Tired of not taking guys with supposed problems

    Jenkins, Dennard, Burflict just this year

    Roll the dice on this kid...he's a play maker

  19. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by JonEJet View Post
    Tired of not taking guys with supposed problems

    Jenkins, Dennard, Burflict just this year

    Roll the dice on this kid...he's a play maker
    He's really not that good. He's an excellent return man that made some big plays on a defense that was able to hide his deficiencies because of how good everyone else was. I remember seeing fans talking about him like he was a top 10 pick and just shaking my head.

  20. #20
    Even if he is just drafted to play Special teams and play on 3rd down packages, this kid is worth a draft pick. There are so many slow, non-playmaking players taken in the mid to late parts of the draft that a guy like Mathieu will definitely be worth a flier.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Follow Us