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Tyrann Mathieu hopeful to speak with NFL teams at Senior Bowl

File photo of Tyrann Mathieu in Baton Rouge Reuters

Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu isn’t participating in the Senior Bowl this week but that isn’t stopping him from using the mass congregation of NFL personnel upon Mobile, Ala. as a chance to begin repairing his draft stock.

According to John Zenor of the Associated Press, Mathieu is hopeful to get a chance to speak with NFL teams while attending Senior Bowl practices this week. The “Honey Badger” was arrested last October along with three other former LSU football players after marijuana was found in Mathieu’s apartment. Mathieu knows he doesn’t have any more room for error off the field.

”I’m not really looking forward to people trusting me today or tomorrow,” Mathieu said. “Trust takes time, especially when you’ve done a lot of things for people not to be able to trust you. It may take two years. It may take five years, it may take until I’m 30 years old for people to start trusting Tyrann again. But the truth is, I’m doing the right things and just looking forward to being a football player.”

Mathieu declared himself eligible for the NFL Draft after being dismissed by LSU rather than transferring to another school. He’s been projected as a mid-round draft pick.

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25 Responses to “Tyrann Mathieu hopeful to speak with NFL teams at Senior Bowl”
  1. doomsdaydefensetx says: Jan 22, 2013 1:26 AM

    Honey Badger is a ball player. . Might squeeze into first round, most likely go in the 2nd.
    I would take him in the first only if he passed a drug test.

  2. phillyreese215 says: Jan 22, 2013 1:53 AM

    he’s not that good anyway…

  3. arrogantnation says: Jan 22, 2013 2:06 AM

    He’ll be a steal for someone.

  4. johnclaytonsponytail says: Jan 22, 2013 2:41 AM

    Hope the best for you bro. Keep working hard to show off your god given gift.

  5. ghouchens says: Jan 22, 2013 2:50 AM

    Please Messrs Schmidt and Mayhew, no offers for another player of questionable character.

  6. randallflagg52 says: Jan 22, 2013 3:16 AM

    He and Lardarius Webb will make one heck of a corner combo.

  7. bamboozle99 says: Jan 22, 2013 3:24 AM

    Good luck, Tyrann. I’m rooting for you.

  8. str8infamous says: Jan 22, 2013 3:59 AM

    Assumig the year off didn’t set his game back, he’ll be a 2nd-3rd gamble considering his “weed” problem.

  9. latchbeam says: Jan 22, 2013 4:15 AM

    Honey Badger don’t care how long it takes for people to trust him…

  10. wayne1693 says: Jan 22, 2013 4:47 AM

    T.M. is going to work his butt off, & the team that takes a risk by drafting him in an earlier round is going to be rewarded for its effort.

  11. ghostfacenoah says: Jan 22, 2013 5:02 AM

    Well I’ll give him credit for having a good attitude. He’s saying all the right things. If I were a gm I’d take a chance on the kid round 3 and later. He’s has a ridiculous amount of talent if he can ever put it all together!

  12. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Jan 22, 2013 6:28 AM

    He’s Dallas bound if he can keep his Wonderlic score to a single digit.

  13. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Jan 22, 2013 7:34 AM

    Speaking in third person should win him some fans.

  14. nkmho says: Jan 22, 2013 7:40 AM

    I bet he gets drafted before Te’o.

  15. someidiotfromouthereintheprojects says: Jan 22, 2013 8:03 AM

    “because i got high, because i got high, because i got high”

  16. cardsfann1 says: Jan 22, 2013 8:20 AM

    He will do well with Patrick Peterson out in the desert.

  17. cowboyhater says: Jan 22, 2013 8:32 AM

    High risk, high reward guy. Would love to see this kid drop in the second round to the skins. Worth a chance, and at this point we are desperate for some secondary help.

  18. pgcubano says: Jan 22, 2013 9:05 AM

    I hope this guy slips to the 2nd round..we need him skins

  19. cometkazie says: Jan 22, 2013 9:10 AM

    Good luck, Tyrann.

    Work your butt off and good things are liable to happen.

  20. swampdawg80 says: Jan 22, 2013 9:23 AM

    As long as he stay out of trouble and do right, he can be a good player. Saints could use him. Stay outta trouble and good luck.

  21. trollhammer20 says: Jan 22, 2013 9:53 AM

    Oddly, the teams he was most interested in speaking with were Denver and Seattle…..

  22. threefeetaway says: Jan 22, 2013 12:45 PM

    Only Seattle or Denver would risk taking him in the first round…you know for obvious reasons

  23. vegagreenleaf says: Jan 22, 2013 1:02 PM

    I would love to see Carroll coach this guy. Seahawks could be great for years to come. At least, I hope they are.

  24. tabdanger says: Jan 22, 2013 2:16 PM

    I like him as a player a lot. But will be shocked if he is drafted higher than late 4th round.

  25. undraftedstar says: Jan 23, 2013 4:27 AM

    This would be a steal for the Skins, we need all the secondary help we could get.HTTR

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