Tyrann Mathieu hopeful to speak with NFL teams at Senior Bowl


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.